This page does not work in Internet Explorer 11.
Please use a modern web browser

Rainfall update

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

Ex-Severe Tropical Cyclone Olga and a tropical low brought rain to Western Australia and the far north

  • A strong cold front crossed southern South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and southern New South Wales with widespread light to moderate rainfall, and snow in some alpine areas.
  • Ex-Severe Tropical Cyclone Olga brought rainfall to western Pilbara (Western Australia); its remnants combined with an upper level low, and resulted in showers and isolated thunderstorms in parts of inland Western Australia.
  • A tropical low (12U) located north of the Northern Territory brought moderate rainfall to the northern Top End.
  • Rainfall totals greater than 50 mm were recorded in parts of the Top End in the Northern Territory and the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, with some areas receiving more than 100 mm for the week.
  • Areas in the west of Western Australia, eastern Victoria, western Tasmania and pockets along the east Australian coast recorded between 10 and 50 mm.
  • The highest weekly total (at a Bureau gauge) was 230.4 mm at Cape Wessel (Northern Territory). The highest daily rainfall total of 168.0 mm was recorded at Highbury Station (Queensland) in the 24 hours to 9 am 9 April.
Map of rainfall totals for this week

Product code: IDCKGRWAR0

Creative Commons By Attribution logo Unless otherwise noted, all maps, graphs and diagrams in this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

Climate