Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 31 May 2023

Bureau of Meteorology May 31, 2023

A WEAK cold front over south-west Western Australia. and onshore flow for north-east Queensland and western Tasmania brought moderate rainfall to these areas.

A strong cold front passed over southern Australia in the middle of the week then weakened and moved offshore into the Tasman Sea Friday afternoon. It brought severe thunderstorms with intense localised rainfall and snow to low levels for parts of the south-east.

Tasmania received much of the weekly rainfall when the persistent westerly flow of the various fronts skimmed southern Australia. Weekly totals greater than 100 mm were recorded in parts of Queensland and Tasmania and greater than 50 mm in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

The highest weekly total (at a Bureau of Meteorology gauge) was 196.0 mm at Mount Read, Tasmania, and the highest daily rainfall during the week of 75.0 mm was recorded at Babinda Post Office, Queensland in the 24 hours to 9am on 25 May.

Most of Australia received little to no rain during the week.





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