Weekly rainfall wrap, week ending 24 Nov 2015

Sheep Central, November 25, 2015


At the beginning of the week, a surface- and upper-level trough over central Queensland brought showers and thunderstorms to the far north and eastern parts of the State, with moderate rainfall totals recorded in the north tropical coast and the Wide Bay districts. A cloudband with embedded thunderstorms extended from the central to southeastern parts of Western Australia, and brought light rainfall the Goldfields and Eucla districts in Western Australia, while a complex trough and low pressure system to the south of Western Australia brought light rainfall to the State’s southwest.


Areas of low pressure across northern Australia generated thunderstorms and showers, with moderate falls recorded across parts of the Kimberley, the Top End and Gulf of Carpentaria.

In the middle of the week a cloudband, associated with a surface- and upper-level trough, extended from the coastal areas of South Australia across Victoria and over the Tasman Sea. The cloudband produced light to moderate rainfall over southern and eastern Victoria, and Tasmania.

During the last part of the week, showers and thunderstorms produced light to moderate rainfall totals along parts of northeastern New South Wales and across southeastern and central Queensland, associated with a surface trough extending from the Gulf Country to the central New South Wales coast. As the surface trough extended across northern and western Australia, thunderstorms and shower activity continued over the Gascoyne, Kimberley, Top End, and parts of the Gulf Country. Moderate to heavy falls were recorded across the north tropical coast as a result of a moist, onshore airflow at the end of the week.


Rainfall totals between 50 mm and 100 mm were recorded in the north tropical Queensland coast, with isolated totals in excess of 100 mm, including the highest weekly total of 138 mm at Daintree Village in Queensland.


Rainfall totals between 25 mm and 50 mm were recorded in small pockets of northern and eastern Queensland, the eastern Top End, and western Tasmania.


Rainfall totals between 10 mm and 25 mm were recorded in parts of southern, western and northern Western Australia; areas around the mouth of the Victoria River and Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory and the Gulf Country; pockets of northern and eastern Queensland; small areas in the northeast and southeast of New South Wales; parts of central southern and eastern Victoria, and western Tasmania.


Remaining parts of Western Australia, the Northern Territory, central and western Queensland, New South Wales, northern Victoria and most of South Australia recorded little or no rainfall this week.

Source: BOM


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