Weekly rainfall update + rainfall outlook 12 July 2023

Bureau of Meteorology, 12/07/2023

At the beginning of the week an upper level trough and associated cloud band brought widespread weekly rainfall totals of 25 to 50mm across Queensland, with some isolated falls between 50 to 100mm.

Several sites along the northern and south-east coast of Queensland recorded their highest daily July rainfall on record.

A succession of cold fronts during the week resulted in widespread rainfall across southern Australia.

A cold front brought rainfall totals between 15 to 50 mm along the west coast of Western Australia.

Weekly rainfall totals between 15 and 25 mm were recorded in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, and parts of South Australia. Totals of 25 to 50 mm were recorded across north-eastern Victoria, south-western New South Wales and large parts of Tasmania with locally higher falls up to 100 mm in north-eastern Victoria and western Tasmania.

High daily rainfall totals resulted in flooding in some catchments in north-east Victoria, north-west Tasmania and central-west Queensland.

The highest weekly total (at a Bureau gauge) was 155.6 mm at Mount Read, Tasmania.

The highest daily rainfall total (at a Bureau gauge) during the week was 107.0 mm at Falls Creek (Rocky Valley) in the 24 hours to 9am on 10 July.




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