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Weekly rainfall wrap, week ending 16 Sep 2014

Beef Central, 17/09/2014

 

Rainfall for the week ending Tuesday, Sep 16.

Rainfall for the week ending Tuesday, Sep 16. Click on map to view in large format.

Rainfall was recorded in central and southeast Queensland, northeastern and southern New South Wales, eastern Victoria and Tasmania.

At the start of the week a complex area of low pressure passed to the south of Tasmania with an associated cold front and troughs crossing South Australia, inland New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Moderate rainfall totals were recorded in Victoria’s northeast and Alpine areas and in southern New South Wales, with some lighter falls recorded in coastal South Australia and heavier falls in western Tasmania from the following trough.

Around the middle of the week, a low pressure system and surface trough over inland Queensland brought light to moderate rainfall to the central Queensland coast and adjacent inland districts, and the following day to northeast coast of New South Wales.

Other cold fronts and surface troughs crossed southern Australia during the middle and end of the week, but were generally weak bringing only very light rainfall.

Rainfall totals over 50 mm were reported in the west coast of Tasmania, in the Victorian Alps and Snowy Mountains in New South Wales. The highest weekly rainfall total of 120 mm was recorded at Mount Read in Tasmania.

Rainfall totals between 25 mm and 50 mm were recorded in the west coast of Tasmania, eastern Victoria and in elevated parts of southern New South Wales.

Rainfall totals between 10 mm and 25 mm were recorded in northern Tasmania, remaining parts of eastern Victoria and the Otways, small areas of the Mid North District and Mt Lofty Ranges of South Australia near the coast, most of the southeastern quarter of  New South Wales west of the Great Dividing Range, northeastern New South Wales extending across into southeastern Queensland, and in the Central Highlands District of Queensland.

The Northern Territory, most of Western Australia and South Australia away from coastal areas, the western half of Victoria, southeastern Tasmania, inland  New South Wales and remaining parts of Queensland recorded little or no rainfall for the week.

Highest weekly totals by State:

State Highest 2nd Highest 3rd Highest
WA Huntly
(26 mm)
(South Coast)
Nannup
(8 mm)
(South Coast)
Warne Glen
(8 mm)
(South Coast)
NT Nil rainfall recorded
SA Lenswood
(24 mm)
(East Central)
Heathfield Works
(19 mm)
(East Central)
Gumeracha
(16 mm)
(East Central)
Qld Booroondarra
(26 mm)
(Central Highlands)
Somerby
(24 mm)
(Central Highlands)
Glencoe
(22 mm)
(Central Highlands)
NSW/ACT Thredbo Village
(58 mm)
(Snowy Mountains)
Thredbo
(51 mm)
(Snowy Mountains)
Perisher
(51 mm)
(Snowy Mountains)
Vic Mount Hotham
(80 mm)
(Upper Northeast)
Falls Creek
(65 mm)
(Upper Northeast)
Harrietville
(49 mm)
(Upper Northeast)
Tas Mount Read
(120 mm)
(West Coast)
Zeehan
(77 mm)
(West Coast)
Strathgordon
(64 mm)
(West Coast)

Source: BOM

 

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