Weekly rainfall update + rainfall outlook 2 August 2023

Bureau of Meteorology, 02/08/2023

AN upper level trough enhanced by a cut-off low, impacted Queensland at the start of the week, resulting in widespread rainfall across inland and coastal areas.

A series of cold fronts moved across parts of western, southern and south-eastern Australia during the week.

Weekly rainfall totals of 25 to 50 mm were recorded in south-west Western Australia, central and northern Queensland, the interior of Northern Territory, most of Tasmania, and north-east Victoria.

Weekly rainfall totals of 50 to 100 mm were recorded across western Tasmania, pockets of south-west Western Australia, and the central and north tropical coast of Queensland.

In the north tropical coast of Queensland, there were isolated weekly rainfall totals above 150 mm.

The highest weekly total (at a Bureau gauge) was 223.4 mm at Tully Sugar Mill, Queensland.

The highest daily rainfall total during the week (at a Bureau gauge) was 107.5 mm at Mt Sophia, Queensland in the 24 hours to 9 am on 27 July.





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