Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day outlook, 9 Nov 2016

Sheep Central November 9, 2016

Today’s 14-day rainfall outlook – scroll to bottom of article

The biggest falls of the past week were recorded in central and western Tasmania, parts of central Queensland, in the west and north of the Northern Territory.

Past seven days: Rainfall was recorded in central and northern parts of Western Australia; in the west, eastern parts and the Top End of the Northern Territory; northern and eastern Queensland; a small area on the northern New South Wales coast; central southern Victoria and western Tasmania.

At the beginning of the week, a broad trough of low pressure over northern Australia generated showers and thunderstorms with moderate rainfall across the Kimberley region and through the Northern Territory and western Queensland. In the south, a cool southerly airstream associated with the passage of a cold front produced widespread light falls over southern Victoria, and moderate falls in western Tasmania. A moist easterly onshore flow produced moderate falls in parts of southeastern Queensland and northeastern New South Wales.

During the middle of the week, a moist unstable air mass developed along the east coast, leading to the formation of showers and storms, with moderate falls reported along the Queensland central coast and the northern interior. A trough over Western Australia generated isolated thunderstorms in the central interior district. A cool southwesterly airstream brought moderate falls to western Tasmania.

At the end of the week, isolated thunderstorms formed along a broad low pressure trough extending from the west coast of Western Australia, up through the Top End and into northwest Queensland. Moderate falls were recorded about the Kimberley coast, the northwestern Top End and the Gulf Country.

50 mm and 100 mm: Central and western Tasmania, parts of central Queensland, in the west and north of the Northern Territory. Rainfall totals in excess of 100 mm were recorded along the west coast of Tasmania. The highest weekly total was 244 mm at Mount Read in Tasmania.

10 mm and 50 mm: The central and northern interior, and Kimberley district in Western Australia, in the west, north and east of the Northern Territory, in the northwest and along parts of the east coast of Queensland. Similar totals were recorded along a small part of the northeastern New South Wales coast, an area of southern central Victoria, and the western half of Tasmania.

Little to no rainfall: South Australia, remaining parts of Western Australia, and in central, southern and parts of the northeast of the Northern Territory. Little or no rainfall was also recorded in northern, western and southern Queensland; New South Wales; northern, eastern and western Victoria; and eastern Tasmania.

Highest weekly totals list and map

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

38 mm Coffs Harbour Airport

22 mmWingham (Lanark Close)

21 mm Kempsey Airport AWS


30 mm Moe South

27 mm Mount Best (Upper Toora)

25 mm Madalya


95 mm Booroondarra

73 mm Mackay Aero

71 mm Ooralea Racecourse (Mackay Tur

Western Australia

51 mm Marion Downs

47 mm Wiluna

41 mm Kalumburu

South Australia

7 mm Kingscote

5 mm PenneshawRobePenola Post Office


244 mm Mount Read

179 mm Lake Margaret Power Station

157 mm Queenstown (South Queenstown)

Northern Territory

95 mm Darwin River Dam, Noonamah Airstrip

88 mm Pirlangimpi Airport

More weekly rainfall totals:

Source: BOM



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