Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 25 May 2022

Bureau of Meteorology, May 25, 2022


A STRONG cold front moved over the south-east Australia on the 17th of May, bringing rainfall to western Tasmania.

A north-west cloud band stretched across the continent, from the Pilbara, Western Australia, to the New South Wales mid-north coast, bringing rainfall and isolated showers to some areas.

More rainfall affected coastal and inland parts of Queensland and New South Wales on the 21st and 22nd of May. These were due to a surface trough off the central Queensland coast.

Major and moderate flood warnings for southern Queensland continue including Condamine, Balonne, Moonie and Thomson Rivers and Cooper Creek, as well as the Culgoa and Narran Rivers in New South Wales.

A vigorous cold front crossed south-western Western Australia late on the 22nd of May bringing heavy rainfall, hail and damaging winds.

Weekly rainfall totals of more than 50 mm were recorded in parts of the central and southern Queensland coast and adjacent inland areas, in the far north-east of New South Wales, in most of western Tasmania, and in parts of Pilbara, Gascoyne and Southwest districts in Western Australia.

The highest weekly rainfall total was 241.0 mm at Rainbow Beach, Qld.




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