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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

  • Weekly totals of 25–50 mm over western Western Australia, with smaller areas of more than 50 mm, from a cold front that crossed south-west WA on the 17th and 18th; this system brought much of the rain over south-western WA within a 2-hour window, with reports of flash flooding.
  • Totals of 25–50 mm also across much of northern Tasmania.
  • 15–25 mm for north-east and south-west Victoria and along the south-east SA coastline, with localised areas over 25 mm.
  • Very little rain across the north this week.
  • Highest weekly total was 88.5 mm at Nelson Bay (Nelson Head) near Newcastle in NSW, where localised storms on the 19th also brought the highest daily total of 70.5 mm.
Map of rainfall totals for this week

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Monthly summary

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