Weekly rainfall wrap: Week ending 26 Aug 2014

Beef Central, 27/08/2014
Rainfall across Australia for the seven days to 26 August 2014.

Rainfall across Australia for the seven days to 26 August 2014.Click on map to view in large format.

Rainfall over the past week was recorded in southeast Queensland, eastern New South Wales, eastern and southern Victoria, southwest Western Australia and northern Tasmania.

At the start of the week, a trough and cold front brought moderate falls to southwest Western Australia. Towards the end of the week this system was associated with light to moderate rain across southern Victoria and northern Tasmania as the cold front weakened to a slow-moving surface trough that tracked across southeast Australia.

A complex, slow-moving surface trough located near the coast of southern Queensland brought rainfall to the north coast of New South Wales and southeast Queensland from mid-week. A low pressure system developed on the trough and combined with an upper-level low pressure system, bringing heavier falls along the coast around the Queensland and New  South Wales border as the system deepened.

Rainfall totals over 100 mm were reported on the exposed coast of southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales. The highest weekly rainfall total of 182 mm was recorded at Noosaville in Queensland.

Rainfall totals between 50 mm and 100 mm were recorded in isolated areas along the coast of New South Wales, the southeast coastal strip of Queensland and isolated locations in southwest Western Australia.

Rainfall totals between 10 mm and 50 mm were recorded in southwest Western Australia, in the south and east of Victoria, most of northern Tasmania, eastern New South Wales and southeast Queensland.

The Northern Territory and remaining parts of Western Australia, most of South Australia, northwest Victoria, inland New South Wales and Queensland away from the southeast recorded little or no rainfall for the week.

Highest totals per state:

State Highest 2nd Highest 3rd Highest
WA Cowaramup
(83 mm)
(South Coast)
Capel North
(75 mm)
(South Coast)
Margaret River
(63 mm)
(South Coast)
NT No rainfall recorded
SA Beachport
(11 mm)
(Lower Southeast)
(9 mm)
(Lower Southeast)
Cape Borda
(5 mm)
(Kangaroo Island)
Qld Noosaville
(182 mm)
(146 mm)
(135 mm)
NSW/ACT Ballina Airport
(148 mm)
(North Coast)
Robertson (The Pie Shop)
(135 mm)
Tweed Heads
(121 mm)
(North Coast)
Vic Wyelangta
(64 mm)
(West Coast)
Beech Forest
(60 mm)
(West Coast)
Haines Junction
(51 mm)
(West Coast)
Tas Gray (Dalmayne Rd)
(55 mm)
(East Coast)
Friendly Beaches
(54 mm)
(East Coast)
Mount Barrow
(49 mm)

Source: BOM


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