Weekly rainfall update + rainfall outlook 1 Mar 2023

Bureau of Meteorology, 01/03/2023

Storms and heavy rain occurred across the northern tropics throughout the week, with weekly totals of 150 to 300 mm from the eastern Kimberley (Western Australia), through the Northern Territory Top End and the Cape York Peninsula (Queensland).

Local weekly totals over 400 mm occurred in the Daintree (Queensland) and the Daly district (Northern Territory) resulting in Minor to Moderate flooding.

The highest weekly total at a Bureau gauge was 479.4 mm at Whyanbeel Valley (Daintree, Queensland) including the highest daily total of 235.0 mm to 9am on the 26th.

Weekly totals of 25 to 100 mm were recorded along the New South Wales coast from storm activity, in the Pilbara and Kimberley (Western Australia) and in parts of eastern Tasmania.

Weekly totals of 10 to 50 mm were recorded across south-eastern Australia from a passage of cold front late in the week.

Moderate flooding continues in the Queensland Channel Country, but river levels are at minor flood level or below across the Murray–Darling Basin.

Summer rainfall has been above average in the north, but below average across much of southern Australia, including north-eastern New South Wales and south-eastern Queensland.





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