A SERIES of cold fronts brought showers, gusty winds and low temperatures to the south-east of Australia during the week; snow was recorded in the elevated areas of Tasmania and Victoria on 8 December.
Weekly rainfall totals between 25 mm and 50 mm were recorded in western and south-western Tasmania, much of eastern Victoria and adjacent areas of south-eastern New South Wales; within these there were small areas that received more than 50 mm for the week. Weekly rainfall totals between 25 mm and 50 mm were also recorded in pockets of south-eastern Queensland and southern Western Australia.
The highest weekly total (at a Bureau gauge) of 90.6 mm was recorded at Thangool Airport, Queensland; the highest daily total this week was 74.4 mm at Perisher Valley AWS, New South Wales, in the 24 hours to 9am on 12 December.
Rainfall totals between 10 mm and 25 mm were recorded in much of eastern Tasmania, central and southern Victoria, south-central New South Wales, and in pockets of central and northern Western Australia and the Top End of the Northern Territory.
Major flooding continues across the Murray-Darling Basin as waters move slowly downstream; the Murray River in South Australia is experiencing moderate flooding with rises expected over the coming weeks and months.