Weekly rainfall update + rainfall outlook 5 March 2024

Bureau of Meteorology, March 6, 2024

A LOW pressure system and associated monsoon trough generated showers and isolated thunderstorms across the Top End of the Northern Territory through to the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland.

During the week, a series of troughs moved across Western Australia, Queensland, the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales, generating widespread showers and some isolated thunderstorms across much of the mainland, while a cold front moved across Tasmania on 1 and 3 March, bringing rainfall to the state.

Weekly rainfall totals of 100mm to 200mm were recorded across northern, central and western areas of the Northern Territory, and small pockets of north-west Western Australia and northern parts of Queensland, with an isolated area on Queensland’s North Tropical Coast and Tablelands district receiving more than 200  mm.

Weekly rainfall totals of 50 to 100mm were recorded across much of northern Australia and small areas across Western Australia.

The highest weekly rainfall total was 326.4 mm at Paluma Ivy Cottage, Queensland.

The highest daily rainfall total during the week was 238.6 mm at South Johnstone Exp Stn, Queensland, in the 24 hours to 9 am on 29 February.





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