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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

  • Showers and rain occurred across the north and the east throughout the week, mostly owing to areas of active cloud and thunderstorms present near and to the east of surface troughs. 
  • One trough extended across northern Australia, with a second extending from central Queensland to north-west Victoria. 
  • Areas of low cloud and rainfall were associated with onshore flow across western Tasmania and along the southern coastline of Victoria. 
  • Weekly totals of 15–50 mm were reported across most of the coastal northern tropics, with similar totals in western Tasmania, and totals of 10–50 mm across large parts of the eastern mainland.
  • Higher totals were reported in some areas, including in excess of 50 mm in parts of Cape York Peninsula, the tropics in Queensland, and on the central and northern coast in New South Wales.
  • The highest weekly total (at a Bureau gauge) was 120.6 mm at Kowanyama Airport in the western Cape York Peninsula (Qld), while the highest daily total was 99.0 mm at Mooral Creek (The Den) (NSW Mid North Coast) during the 24 hours to 9am on 14 March. 
Map of rainfall totals for this week

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Monthly summary

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