AT the start of the week, a cold front interacted with a moisture-laden cloud band to bring heavy rain to the mid-west and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia, resulting in daily totals around 20 to 70 mm to 9am on the 16th with many sites setting August daily records.
A succession of cold fronts crossed south-eastern Australia later in the week, bringing daily totals around 25 to 50 mm to western-facing areas on several occasions.
Weekly rainfall totals around 100 to 150 mm were recorded in western Tasmania, and weekly totals around 25 to 100 mm were recorded in Western Australia in the Gascoyne and South West Land Divisions, north-eastern Tasmania, and much of Victoria west of the Dividing Range.
Moderate weekly rainfall totals around 10 to 25 mm, locally up to 50 mm, were recorded along the western slopes regions in New South Wales and Agricultural Districts of South Australia.
Near-major flooding continues along the Macquarie River downstream of Burrendong Dam, and minor to moderate flooding at a number of other rivers in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.
The highest weekly total (at a Bureau gauge) was 146.8 mm at Mount Read (western Tasmania) and the highest daily total (at a Bureau gauge) was 77.0 mm at Lynton (Western Australia) to 9am on the 16th.
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