Weekly rainfall update + rainfall outlook 3 April 2024

Bureau of Meteorology, April 2, 2024

A SERIES of troughs that drew tropical moisture south moved across Queensland, Northern Territory, northern South Australia and north-west New South Wales throughout the week, generating widespread rainfall.

A coastal trough developed over south-eastern Queensland resulting in moderate to high rainfall and a cold front moved across western Tasamania bringing light to moderate rainfall.

Weekly rainfall totals of 100 to 200 mm were recorded in isolated pockets of the Top End and eastern parts of the Northern Territory and northern and south-eastern parts of Queensland, with greater than 300 mm in coastal areas of Queensland’s North Tropical Coast and Tablelands district.

Weekly rainfall totals of 50 to 100 mm were recorded across areas of Queensland, north-eastern South Australia and central and northern parts of the Northern Territory.

Weekly rainfall totals of 25 to 50 mm were recorded across much of Queensland and the Northern Territory, north-eastern South Australia extending into New South Wales, the Southern Interior district of Western Australia and an area of north-western Tasmania.

The highest weekly rainfall total was 308.0 mm at Menavale Alert in Queensland.

The highest daily rainfall total during the week was 131.0 mm at Mt Sophia in Queensland, in the 24 hours to 9 am on 29 March.




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