Weekly rainfall wrap, week ending 17 June 2014

Beef Central, 17/06/2014

Rainfall recorded across Australia for the weekend ending 17 June, 2014. Click on map to view in larger format

Rainfall was mainly recorded in eastern Australia, southern Western Australia, coastal South Australia and Tasmania over the past week.

At the start of the week, a cold front combined with a surface trough in the southwest and produced a large rainband that brought light to moderate widespread falls to southwest Western Australia. Moist onshore airflow produced coastal showers along the north tropical Queensland coast.

Another strong cold front combined with an upper level disturbance over South Australia mid-week, bringing moderate to heavy rainfall to most of Queensland and inland New South Wales, Victoria and southern South Australia.  A low pressure system off the New South Wales coast continued to produce further heavy falls across parts of southeastern Australia.

A weak surface trough crossed the Southern Ocean at the end of the week producing some light rain along the exposed west coasts of Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.
The highest weekly rainfall total of 144 mm was recorded at Cann River, East Gippsland, with totals over 100 mm recorded through a large part of far eastern Victoria.

Rainfall totals between 50 mm and 100 mm were recorded surrounding higher falls in eastern Victoria and also in the Snowy Mountains and South Coast districts of New South Wales as well the north tropical coast of Queensland.

Rainfall totals between 15 mm and 50 mm were recorded in tropical northern, central and southern Queensland, parts of eastern and southern New South Wales inland of the Great Dividing Range, most of Victoria excluding the northwest, western Tasmania, coastal southern Western Australia and coastal South Australia.

Rainfall totals of more than 10 mm were recorded surrounding areas of higher falls, including much of inland Queensland, eastern and inland New South Wales.

Most of the Northern Territory, Western Australia away from the southern coast, northern South Australia, and the Gulf of Carpentaria and Cape York Peninsula recorded little or no rainfall.

Highest weekly totals in each State:

State Highest 2nd Highest 3rd Highest
WA Margaret River
(81 mm)
(South Coast)
(61 mm)
(South Coast)
Warner Glen
(41 mm)
(South Coast)
NT The Garden
(9 mm)
(Alice Springs)
Centre Island
(5 mm)
Gove Airport
(4 mm)
SA Mount Hope (Fairview)
(74 mm)
(Western Agricultural)
Coffin Bay
(74 mm)
(Western Agricultural)
(73 mm)
(Western Agricultural)
Qld Innisfail
(90 mm)
(83 mm)
(79 mm)
NSW/ACT Perisher Valley
(65 mm)
(Snowy Mountains)
Bombala (Therry Street)
(63 mm)
(61 mm)
Vic Cann River
(144 mm)
(East Gippsland)
(138 mm)
(East Gippsland)
Cabbage Tree Creek
(118 mm)
(East Gippsland)
Tas Deal Island
(62 mm)
(Flinders Island)
Mount Read
(62 mm)
(West Coast)
(39 mm)
(West Coast)


Source: Bureau of Meteorology


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