Weekly rainfall wrap, week ending 29 Jul 2014

Beef Central, 30/07/2014


Rainfall across Australia for the seven days until yesterday.

Rainfall across Australia for the seven days until yesterday.

Rainfall was recorded mainly in southern Western Australia, southern South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, eastern New South Wales and parts of coastal Queensland.

At the start of the week, a cold front crossed the southwest coast of Western Australia, while another cold front and surface trough associated with a low pressure system in the Great Australian Bight tracked across South Australia. These systems brought isolated moderate rainfall totals along the southern coast of Western Australia. Moderate totals were also recorded along South Australia’s exposed west coast, southeastern South Australia and western Victoria.

Another strong cold front approached the southwest of Western Australia mid-week, bringing rain to the southern coast. A low pressure system in Bass Strait extended a surface trough over eastern Australia bringing rain to the coast of central and northeastern New South Wales and adjacent inland regions, northeastern Victoria and northern Tasmania.

Frontal rain fell in the South West Land Division of Western Australia and in western Tasmania at the end of the week, as a series of weak surface troughs crossed the Southern Ocean.

Falls in excess of 50 mm were recorded in southwest Western Australia, and in northern and southwestern Tasmania with the highest weekly rainfall total of 99 mm recorded at Mount Victoria in Tasmania.

Rainfall totals between 25 mm and 50 mm were recorded in southwest Western Australia, isolated locations in coastal South Australia, southern and northeastern Victoria, and larger areas in western and northern Tasmania, northeastern New South Wales, and the northeast Queensland coast.

Rainfall totals over 10 mm were recorded in northeast and southeast Queensland,  northeastern New South Wales, parts of northeast and southwestern Victoria, most of coastal South Australia, and along the south and southwest coasts of Western Australia.

The Northern Territory, most of northern and inland Queensland, northwest New South Wales, the northern half of South Australia and northern Western Australia recorded little or no rainfall for the week.

Highest weekly totals for each state:


State Highest 2nd Highest 3rd Highest
WA Karnet
(72 mm)
(Central Coast
Windy Harbour
(72 mm)
(South Coast)
(65 mm)
(South Coast)
NT Palm Valley
(4 mm)
(Alice Springs)
(2 mm)
(Alice Springs)
Mt Cavenagh
(2 mm)
(Alice Springs)
SA Piccadilly (Woodhouse)
(66 mm)
(East Central)
(62 mm)
(East Central)
Lenswood Research Centre
(62 mm)
(East Central)
Qld Daradgee
(64 mm)
South Johnstone
(57 mm)
Tree House Creek
(52 mm)
NSW/ACT Denman (Palace Street)
(36 mm)
Cassilis (Thistledale)
(35 mm)
(Central Tablelands)
Pine Ridge (Billabong)
(35 mm)
(Northwest Slopes)
Vic Mount Hotham
(53 mm)
(Upper Northeast)
Grampians (Mount William)
(51 mm)
(South Wimmera)
(45 mm)
(West Coast)
Tas Mount Victoria
(99 mm)
Mount Barrow
(81 mm)
(77 mm)


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