Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 3 May 2023

Bureau of Meteorology, May 3, 2023

A LOW pressure system swept across south-west Western Australia from 25 May and then through the Australian Bight, and reinforced cool, unstable, and showery weather with strong westerly winds and large waves across the southern coastline.

The front moved across South Australia and Victoria delivering moderate amount of rain on 27 April.

A surface low pressure system developed over coastal New South Wales and brought heavy falls in the Hunter, Illawarra and Southern Tableland districts leading to the weekend.

Weekly totals greater than 50 mm were recorded in south-east and coastal NSW, and pockets of Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, the Northern Territory’s Top End and south-west WA.

The highest weekly total (at a bureau gauge) was 214.0 mm at Jervis Bay, NSW, where it also had the highest daily total of 207.2mm to 9am on 30 April.





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