Weekly rainfall update + rainfall outlook 30 April 2024

Bureau of Meteorology, May 1, 2024

SETTLED weather dominated much of Australia during the week, as a high pressure system extended a ridge across southern parts of the continent and gradually moved eastwards.

Rainfall was limited to the far-north, parts of the eastern and southern coasts, Tasmania, and patchy areas in the inland west of Western Australia.

A cold front passed over Tasmania on 23–24 April and brought cool conditions, gusty winds and showers through most of the state.

A mid-level trough brought some showers and thunderstorms to the south-west Gascoyne and Central West districts on the 25th, and extended inland to south-east Gascoyne, Goldfields and Central Wheatbelt districts on 26 April.

Weekly totals greater than 100 mm were recorded in north tropical Queensland. Weekly totals between 50–100 mm were recorded in coastal Queensland, the Top End of the Northern Territory, north-eastern New South Wales and north-eastern and western Tasmania. Areas in southern Victoria and Western Australia received between 5–25 mm of rainfall during the week.

The highest daily total, 106.8 mm, was recorded at Bingil Bay (Queensland), in the 24 hours to 9 am on the 24th, and the highest weekly total, 150.0 mm, was recorded at Topaz Alert (Queensland).





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