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Rainfall update

Rainfall Update changes

From 21 March the Weekly Rainfall Update is published on Mondays, or Tuesday after public holidays.
Concise weekly highlights replace longer reports.

Recent rainfall station totals

Alternative mobile version

About these data, maps and tables

  • Maps and tables use real-time rainfall data, and limited quality control has been performed
  • Some stations occasionally report multi-day accumulations, which may show up as high daily, weekly or month-to-date totals.
  • Daily data are updated at 2.10pm AEDT and available around 2.20pm.
  • Weekly data are updated at 8.10pm AEDT each day and available around 8.20pm.
  • Monthly data are published around 3pm AEDT on the last day each month, then updated after midnight on the 2nd, 3rd and 22nd of the following month.
  • Month periods use monthly totals, and have additional information, including 'Years of data', 'Mean' and 'Percentile' rainfall for the selected period. Percentiles are calculated for stations with at least 20 years of data; newer stations show N/A in map popups and -1.00 in the table view.
  • Elevation is listed as -999 in the table when not available
  • In the tables, select Station number to open rainfall table, or elsewhere in row to show on map
  • Popups from the map, and Station numbers in the table, link to more rainfall information. In the tables, periods with daily data link to the latest year of daily rainfall values, and month periods link to the full station history of monthly data.
  • More about rainfall data

Weekly highlights

  • A series of cold fronts crossed southern Australia during the week bringing moderate to heavy rain, strong winds, localised hail and some flooding in parts of Tasmania and Victoria.
  • A low in the Bass Strait at the end of the week led to weekly rainfall totals of 100-150 mm in western and eastern Tasmania, South Gippsland in Victoria, and pockets of north-eastern Victoria and the South West Slopes of New South Wales.
  • The highest weekly total (at a Bureau gauge) of 152.2 mm was recorded at Mountain River, south of Hobart, including 125.0 mm in the 24 hours to 9am 14 August.
  • Major flooding was reported for the Moe River in Gippsland, and Minor to Moderate flooding for other rivers, mainly in north-east Victoria and north-east Tasmania.
  • The rain exacerbated some flood levels in inland New South Wales, with Major flooding of Macquarie River downstream of Warren Weir and Moderate flooding of the Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera.
  • Weekly rainfall totals of 50-100 mm were recorded for much of Western Australia's South West Land Division (with localised totals over 100 mm), Agricultural Districts of south-east South Australia and the Western Slopes in New South Wales.
  • A cloudband crossed northern Australia from the 10th to 12th, bringing totals of 10-50 mm to remote areas of central Australia and in southern and western Queensland.
Map of rainfall totals for this week

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Monthly summary

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