Weekly rainfall update + rainfall outlook 12 March 2024

Bureau of Meteorology, March 12, 2024

ONSHORE flow brought rainfall totals above 100 mm along fringes of the Queensland coast, and more than 200mm in an area of the Northern Tropical Coast with minor flooding of the Tully River.

Monsoon storm activity across the Top End and northern Western Australia brought showers throughout the week, and large areas had totals between 100mm to 300mm.

Over the 9–11 March, a front colliding with an upper trough drawing tropical moisture south, delivered rainfall totals exceeding 100mm to parts of the Southern Interior, Goldfields and Eucla districts in Western Australia.

Eyre, on the Nullarbor coast, recorded 141.2mm in the 24 hours to 9 am 10 March, an annual record for the site, and 196.8mm for the week, around 62 percent of its average annual rainfall.

The highest daily rainfall during the week (at a bureau gauge) was 178mm at Parry Creek Farm, Western Australia, in the 24 hours to 9am on 9 March and the highest weekly total was 636mm at Tully Sugar Mill, Queensland.





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