Weekly rainfall wrap, week ending 7 July 2015

Beef Central, 07/07/2015




It was a largely dry week across most of Australia.

The best falls of between 50-100mm were limited to north western Tasmania, while totals of 10-25mm were recorded in parts of southwest WA, Kangaroo Island, the southeastern cost of South Australia, central southern Victoria, East Gippsland, northern NSW, southern Queensland, the north eastern Cape York Peninsula Coast and Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

All of Western Australia away from the southwest coast, most of South Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales, northern and western Victoria and southeastern Tasmania received little or no rainfall this week.

At the beginning of the week a surface trough stretching from the Gulf of Carpentaria to the New South Wales coast generated moderate falls across southern Queensland and northern New South Wales. A cold front tracked across southeastern Australia, bringing moderate falls to western Tasmania and light rainfall to southern Victoria. A moist easterly flow in northern Australia resulted in light falls in the eastern Top End and the tip of the Cape York Peninsula.

During the week, a surface trough and an associated weak low pressure system off the west coast brought light to moderate rainfall to western parts of the South West Land Division in Western Australia. As the system tracked eastwards, light rain continued and extended into the eastern South West Land Division.

A cold front crossed Tasmania and brought light to moderate rainfall to western and northern parts in the middle of the week.

At the end of the week, a series of surface troughs ahead of a cold front over the Great Australia Bight brought light to moderate rainfall to parts of the Mount Lofty Ranges and Kangaroo Island in South Australia and moderate falls in northern Tasmania.

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

  1. 20 mm Yass (Rural Fire Service)
  2. 19 mm Green Cape
  3. 18 mm Ewing Bridge Corndale

More inland totals:

22mm Mogil Mogil (nth of Collarenebri)

14mm Mungindi

11mm Angledool

10mm Garah

10mm Walgett

10mm Lightning Ridge


  1. 56 mm Walhalla
  2. 40 mm Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse
  3. 38 mm Haines Junction (Mount Sabine)

More inland totals:

22mm Marysville


  1. 36 mm Lockhart River Airport
  2. 21 mm Nindigully
  3. 20 mm Qld Cotton (St George)

More inland totals:

17mm Bollon

7mm Goondiwindi

7mm Charleville

Western Australia

  1. 39 mm Rottnest Island
  2. 38 mm Swanbourne
  3. 36 mm Karnet

More inland totals:

9mm Hyden

South Australia

  1. 35 mm Crafers West
  2. 35 mm Cape Borda
  3. 32 mm Mount Lofty

More inland totals:

10mm Geranium


  1. 114 mm Mount Read
  2. 79 mm Luncheon Hill (Forestry)
  3. 76 mm Marrawah

Northern Territory

26 mm Gove Airport

22 mm Alcan Minesite

13 mm Milingimbi Airport


Source: Bureau of Meteorology




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