A SLOW front moved through Tasmania early in the week and caused heavy falls and water levels to rise in the Huon and Esk rivers to major and minor flood levels respectively.
A low pressure system over south-west WA brought significant rainfall – some sites had their highest daily June rainfall on record – and moved through the Australian Bight.
An upper trough pushed through central Australia and south Australia with active storms.
The highest daily rainfall during the week (at a Bureau gauge) was 78.2 mm at Bickley, WA, to 9 am 5 June.
Weekly totals of 25–100 mm with locally higher falls were recorded in south-west WA, northern and western Tasmania, parts of Victoria, north-west NSW, north-east SA and the north Queensland coast.
The highest weekly total (at a Bureau gauge) of 204.0 mm was recorded at Mount Read, Tasmania
Other regions in central, eastern and southwest of Australia received between 5–15 mm during the week.