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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 and low pressure troughs brought rainfall to southern Australia during the week
  • Strong westerly flow brought the highest weekly totals over western Tasmania
  • The highest weekly total was 153.8 mm at Mount Read in western Tasmania, while weekly totals in excess of 100 mm were widespread across western Tasmania
  • North-east Tasmania also saw some moderate to heavy daily falls during the week, including the highest daily total: 47.6 mm in the 24 hours to 9 am on the 24th at Mount Victoria (Una Plain)
  • Much of Victoria away from the north-west and central Gippsland; south-eastern New South Wales inland of the ranges; south-east South Australia and parts of the exposed peninsulas; northern and central Tasmania; and far south-west Western Australia received 10 to 50 mm of rain for the week
  • High pressure dominated over the mainland, keeping most of the continent dry although onshore flow brought weekly totals of 25 to 50 mm around Innisfail on Queensland's northern tropical coast but generally less than 15 mm elsewhere
Map of rainfall totals for this week

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Monthly summary

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