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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 swept across southern and south-eastern Australia during the week bringing thunderstorms, showers and damaging winds.
  • Weekly rainfall totals above 100 mm were recorded in elevated areas in north-east Victoria, on the western slopes of ranges in south-east New South Wales, and in north-west Tasmania.
  • The highest weekly total at a Bureau gauge of 217.6 mm was recorded at Perisher Valley AWS in New South Wales.
  • Weekly rainfall totals above 50 mm were recorded in most of western and northern Tasmania, in large parts of north-eastern Victoria and eastern inland New South Wales, and in the far west and south-west of Western Australia.
  • Rainfall totals between 10 mm and 50 mm were recorded in large parts of the west and south-west of Western Australia; much of Victoria; much of the Agricultural and Pastoral districts of South Australia; in most of Tasmania; in most of inland New South Wales; and in large areas in southern Queensland.
  • Flood warnings were issued for catchments across inland New South Wales, in north-eastern Victoria and in north-eastern Tasmania. 
Map of rainfall totals for this week

Product code: IDCKGRWAR0

Monthly summary

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