Weekly rainfall wrap, week ending 12 Aug 2014

Sheep Central, August 13, 2014


Rainfall received across Australia during the seven days to yesterday.

Rainfall received across Australia during the seven days to yesterday.

Rainfall was recorded in southern Victoria, southern South Australia, western Tasmania, the north tropical Queensland coast, southwest Western Australia and isolated areas of inland Queensland and the Northern Territory.

At the start of the week, a surface trough over western Queensland generated thunderstorms and showers along the Northern Territory and Queensland border. A cold front tracked over southern Victoria and crossed western Tasmania, bringing light to moderate falls recorded mainly along the west coast of Tasmania.

Another cold front and associated surface trough approached southwest Western Australia, bringing only light falls for the Southwest Land Division. Moist, onshore flow brought showers to the north tropical coast of Queensland during the week.

At the end of the week, a frontal system and associated surface trough crossed southeastern Australia, resulting in some moderate falls in western Tasmania, and light rainfall along the southern coasts of Victoria and southeastern South Australia.

Rainfall totals over 100 mm were reported in the north tropical coast of Queensland and isolated parts of western Tasmania. The highest weekly rainfall total of 162 mm was recorded at Tree House Creek in Queensland.

Rainfall totals between 50 mm and 100 mm were recorded in western Tasma
nia and areas surrounding higher falls in Queensland’s north tropical coast.

Rainfall totals over 10 mm were recorded in remaining parts Tasmania except for the east, areas of southwest Western Australia, southeastern and coastal parts of South Australia, coastal parts of southern Victoria, along the Northern Territory and Queensland border as well as in far northern Queensland.

Most of the Australian mainland, excluding the areas of the southern and far northeastern coast mentioned above recorded little or no rainfall for the week.

Highest totals for each state:


State Highest 2nd Highest 3rd Highest
WA Lancelin
(18 mm)
(Central Coast)
(16 mm)
(South Coast)
Pinjarra South
(16 mm)
(South Coast)
NT Soudan
(4 mm)
Palm Valley
(4 mm)
(Alice Springs)
Alcan Minesite
(1 mm)
SA Nangwarry Forestry
(21 mm)
(Lower Southeast)
Parawa (Sharon)
(19 mm)
(East Central)
(16 mm)
(East Central)
Qld Tree House Creek
(162 mm)
Tully Sugar Mill
(94 mm)
(86 mm)
NSW/ACT Randwick (Randwick St)
(35 mm)
Sydney Airport
(32 mm)
Dover Heights
(28 mm)
Vic Haines Junction
(62 mm)
(West Coast)
(41 mm)
(West Gippsland)
(39 mm)
(West Coast)
Tas Mount Read*
(110 mm)
(West Coast)
Strathgordon Village
(81 mm)
(West Coast)
Lake Margaret
(78 mm)
(West Coast)

Note that Mount Read was affected by snow and some precipitation was not measured; the true total was probably higher.

Source: BOM


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