Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 5 October 2022

Bureau of Meteorology, October 5, 2022

EARLIER in the week, a low pressure system that developed over the south-eastern Australia brought showers, rain and isolated thunderstorms to Victoria, Tasmania and much of New South Wales.

An inland trough across northern parts of the country brought thunderstorms and showers to parts of the Northern Territory and Queensland.

Another low pressure system developed across northern WA on the 29 September producing unseasonal thunderstorms and widespread rainfall over parts of north-western, central and eastern Western Australia.

Weekly rainfall totals above 50 mm were recorded in large parts of north-west and central Western Australia, the Northern Territory, eastern Victoria and in south-eastern coastal New South Wales; within these, there were smaller areas that received more than 100 mm for the week.

Rainfall totals between 10 mm and 50 mm were recorded in the Kimberley, the central interior and parts of the southern coast of Western Australia, across most of the Top End and in large parts of the Alice Springs, Victoria Rivers and Barkly districts in the Northern Territory, in most of Victoria, in large parts of southern and eastern New South Wales and eastern and central Queensland, and in parts of Tasmania.

The highest weekly total at a Bureau gauge was 171.4 mm at Beaumont (The Cedars) in New South Wales and the highest daily total was 103.2 mm at Curtin Aero, Western Australia, in the 24 hours to 9am on 1 October.

Moderate to major flood warnings were issued for catchments across central New South Wales, northern Victoria and southern Queensland.





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