Weekly rainfall wrap, week ending 6 oct 2015

Beef Central, 07/10/2015

2015-10-7-rainfall-mapMost of Western Australia, the Northern Territory, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and all of Queensland away from the southeast and north tropical coast recorded little or no rainfall this week.

Rainfall totals in excess of 50mm were recorded in parts of the western Top End around Darwin. The highest weekly total was 64 mm at Pinelands in the Northern Territory.

Rainfall totals between 10mm and 50mm were recorded in the far southwest of Western Australia; southwestern Tasmania; in the southeast of Queensland including southern parts of the Central Highlands and the Wide Bay and Burnett districts; the north tropical Queensland coast; the western Top End of the Northern Territory around the Darwin area; and isolated locations in coastal New South Wales.

At the beginning of the week, a complex low pressure system over Tasmania weakened as it tracked eastwards, generating moderate rainfall totals across southwestern parts of the State.

Meanwhile, a near-stationary inland surface trough extending over Queensland from the Gulf Country through the central west to the southeast interior, and a series of eastward tracking upper-level troughs produced moderate falls in Queensland’s southeast. Thunderstorms formed to the east of the trough, bringing showers and rain to areas of the Southeast Coast, including the Wide Bay and Burnett districts in Queensland.

At the end of the week moist, onshore airflow brought mid-level cloud and isolated thunderstorms in the western Top End, with light to moderate falls around the Darwin area.

Several cold fronts tracked across Tasmania during the middle of the week, generating light falls in western Tasmania.

A moist, onshore airflow onto the north tropical coast in the last half of the week produced light to moderate falls between Cooktown and Innisfail. A pair of cold fronts and a pre-frontal trough crossed southwest Western Australia at the end of the week, with moderate falls recorded across the South West Land Division.



New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

21 mm Gloucester Post Office

17 mm Branxton (Dalwood Vineyard)

13 mm Putty Tea Rooms



11 mm Bald Hill

3 mm Haines Junction (Mount Sabine)

1.8 mm Beech Forest



54 mm Imbil Post Office

39 mm Greenhaven

39 mm Gayndah Airport


Western Australia

29 mm Witchcliffe

22 mm Northcliffe

19 mm Karri Valley Resort

19 mm North Walpole


South Australia

4 mm Greenock

0.2 mm At multiple locations



19 mm Lunawanna

18 mm Warra

17 mm Dover

17 mm Hartz Mountain (Keoghs Pimple)


Northern Territory

64 mm Pinelands

63 mm Leanyer

61 mm Fort Hill Wharf


More weekly rainfall totals:

NSW/ACT totals click here

Vic totals click here

Qld totals click here

WA totals click here

SA totals click here

Tas totals click here

NT totals click here


Source: BOM


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