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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 only report after the end of each month.
  • Daily data are updated at 2.10pm AEDT and available around 2.20pm.
  • Weekly data are updated at 8.10pm AEDT 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 strong cold front moved over the south-east Australia on the 17th, bringing rainfall to western Tasmania.
  • A north-west cloudband stretched across the continent, from the Pilbara, WA, to the New South Wales Mid-North Coast, bringing rainfall and isolated showers to some areas.
  • More rainfall affected coastal and inland parts of Queensland and New South Wales on the 21st and 22nd; these were due to a surface trough off the central Queensland coast.
  • Major and Moderate Flood Warnings for southern Queensland continue including Condamine, Balonne, Moonie and Thomson Rivers and Cooper Creek, as well as the Culgoa and Narran Rivers in New South Wales.
  • A vigorous cold front crossed south-western Western Australia late on the 22nd bringing heavy rainfall, hail and damaging winds.
  • Weekly rainfall totals of more than 50 mm were recorded in parts of the central and southern Queensland coast and adjacent inland areas, in the far north-east of New South Wales, in most of western Tasmania, and in parts of Pilbara, Gascoyne and Southwest districts in Western Australia.
  • The highest weekly rainfall total was 241.0 mm at Rainbow Beach, Qld.
Map of rainfall totals for this week

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Monthly summary

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