Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 1 June 2022

Bureau of Meteorology, June 1, 2022


A VIGOROUS cold front has crossed south-west Western Australia early on the 24th of May and continued along the southern coast.

The mass of cold and unstable air that followed the front delivered widespread showers and storms.

Storms brought widespread moderate to locally heavy falls to parts of eastern Queensland and New South Wales in the first few days of the week, while light to moderate scattered showers followed later in the week.

There was another pulse of showers and storms for the Pilbara and Gascoyne districts of Western Australia from a cloud band stretching from the Pilbara towards the centre of the continent. Some sites in the Pilbara recorded daily rainfall totals of more than 100 mm.

A low pressure trough and a series of fronts affected the south-east of Australia from the 26th of May. The strongest front on the 29th of May brought widespread rainfall to south-eastern South Australia, western New South Wales and western Victoria.

Weekly rainfall totals in excess of 50 mm were recorded in parts of the Pilbara coast and adjacent inland areas, and in parts of south-east South Australia, mostly around greater Adelaide.

The highest weekly rainfall total was 199.4 mm at Varanus Island, WA.




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