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Rainfall update

Recent rainfall station totals

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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

Widespread rainfall across much of Australia

  • 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 100 to 200 mm 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 100 mm 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.
Map of rainfall totals for this week

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