A COLD front crossing Western Australia at the beginning of the week resulted in moderate to heavy rainfall, while a stronger cold front reinforced by tropical moisture brought widespread, heavy rainfall to south-east Australia.
Heavy rainfall caused water levels to rise, and flood warnings were issued for catchments in north-east and central Victoria and north-east Tasmania.
Easterly airflow brought showers to parts of the Queensland coast during the week.
Weekly totals greater than 50 mm were recorded in large areas of Victoria and western New South Wales, western and north-east Tasmania, south-west Western Australia, and small patches along the Queensland coast. Parts of south-western Western Australia, north-eastern Victoria and north-western Tasmania recorded weekly totals greater than 100 mm.
The highest weekly total (at a Bureau gauge) of 227.4 mm was recorded at Whitlands (Burder’s Lane), Victoria, including the highest daily rainfall during the week of 147.0 mm in the 24 hours to 9am on 8 June.
Other regions in south-western, eastern and central Australia received rainfall total between 5 to 50 mm.