MODERATE rainfall was recorded along coastal southwest Western Australia, southeastern South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, southern and eastern NSW, as well as isolated patches of Qld’s northern east coast and the far northeast of the NT for the week ending 9am yesterday, 9 June.
Other parts of northern Australia received little or no rainfall this week.
During the first half of the week, a weak cold front and associated low pressure system moved through the Bight and Bass Strait, bringing mainly light rainfall to southwest Western Australia, southeastern South Australia, Victoria and southern NSW.
Some moderate falls were recorded in the coastal southwest, southwestern Victoria and across to the South Australian border. A weak cold front also moved through Tasmania to produce light to moderate rainfall in the western parts of the State.
In the second half of the week, a series of cold fronts embedded in a strong westerly flow followed by a deep low moved across Tasmania to produce persistent cold and windy conditions, with moderate to heavy rainfall recorded over much of Tasmania.
Light to moderate rainfall was also recorded in the northeastern Top End, and the tropical east coast of Queensland.
Rainfall totals between 50 mm and 100 mm were recorded in western Tasmania, with some locations receiving weekly totals in excess of 100 mm. The highest weekly total was 166 mm at Mount Read in Tasmania.
Rainfall totals of 10-50 mm were recorded across most of Tasmania, much of southwestern Victoria, southeastern South Australia, coastal southwest Western Australia, and the northern east coast of Queensland.
Highest registrations in each state:
New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory
- 26 mm Niangala (Mount Sandon)
- 17 mm Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicula
- 14 mm Byron Bay (Jacaranda Drive)