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Notable Point Rainfall Events - Australian Capital Territory


Location Date Ended Duration (min) Rainfall(mm) Source
Fairbairn 20 Dec 1960 5 12  
Canberra Airport 17 Jan 1971 12 25 BoM
Fairbairn 22 Dec 1960 15 20  
Canberra Forestry 21 Oct 1955 30 37 BoM
Philip 26 Jan 1971 48 55  
Woden Valley 26 Jan 1971 60 95  
Mt Ginini 01 Oct 1966 180 129  
Cotter River 27 May 1925 1440 181  
Mt Ginini 01 Oct 1964 1440 223  

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Notable Point Rainfall Events - New South Wales


Location Date Ended Duration(min) Rainfall(mm) Source
Warawarralong 25 Jan1904 3 27  
Eastwood 19 Jan1958 5 20  
Jimenbuen 16 Mar 1895 5 25  
Fox Valley 21 Jan 1991 6 38 SWB
Toorooka 8 Mar 1964 6 51 BoM
Fox Valley 21 Jan 1991 10 58 SWB
Wandoona 17 Feb 1983 10 86  
Toorooka 8 Mar 1964 12 78 BoM
Moree 17 Nov 1959 20 113  
Lake Eucumbene 30 Dec 1982 30 120  
Bundarra Feb 1908 30 152  
Goonoo Goonoo 11 Feb 1992 30 175  
Bonshaw 11 Nov 1969 40 174  
South Yathong 21 Sep 1902 60 152  
Wingham 8 Jan 1908 60 152  
Bylong 5 Mar1893 70 145  
Coronga Peak 28 Jan1910 120 229  
Wantabadgery Station 29 Aug 1902 120 254  
Newcastle 18 Mar 1871 150 267  
Huntley 18 Feb 1984 180 295 PWD
Wongawilli 18 Feb 1984 180 296 PWD
Federal 29 Feb 1976 240 290  
Huntley 18 Feb1984 300 411 PWD
Huntley 18 Feb1984 360 467 PWD
Wongawilli 18 Feb1984 360 515 PWD
Wongawilli 18 Feb1984 540 653 PWD
Wongawilli 18 Feb1984 720 717 PWD
Wongawilli 18 Feb1984 1080 767 PWD
Wongawilli 18 Feb1984 1440 797 PWD
Dorrigo 21 Feb1954 1440 809 BoM
Tomewin 27 Jan1974 2880 889 BoM
Dorrigo 21 Feb1954 2880 998 BoM
Tomewin 27 Jan1974 4320 1049 BoM
Bowraville 21 Dec1975 4320 1090  BoM

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Notable Point Rainfall Events - Northern Territory


Location Date Ended Duration(min) Rainfall(mm) Source
Jabiru Airport 23 Nov 1984 12 54 BoM
Croker Island 3 Mar 1969 15 42 PAWA
Jabiru Airport 9 Feb 1975 18 54 BoM
Jabiru Airport 23 Nov 1984 18 73 BoM
Croker Island 3 Mar 1969 30 67 PAWA
Darwin Regional Office 19 Feb 1969 30 77 BoM
Jabiru Airport 23 Nov 1984 30 94 BoM
Jabiru Airport 23 Nov 1984 60 120 BoM
Croker Island 3 Mar 1969 60 133 PAWA
Darwin Airport 5 Jan 1991 120 141 BoM
Croker Island 3 Mar 1969 120 161 PAWA
Darwin Airport 5 Jan 1991 180 160 BoM
Darwin Airport 5 Jan 1991 240 187 BoM
Darwin Airport 25 Dec 1974 360 214 BoM
Larrimah Composite 21 Jan 1987 360 215 BoM
Larrimah Composite 21 Jan 1987 720 391 BoM
Yirrkala Mission 12 Jan 1958 1440 508 BoM
Port Keats Mission 18 Feb 1976 1440 510 BoM
Angurugu 28 Mar 1953 1440 513 BoM
Roper Valley Station 15 Apr 1963 1440 545 BoM
Angurugu 28 Mar 1953 2880 686 BoM
Maningrida 11 Mar 1981 4320 731 BoM
Roper Valley Station 16 Apr 1963 4320 766 BoM
Maningrida 12 Mar 1981 14400 1149 BoM

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Notable Point Rainfall Events - Queensland


Location Date Ended Duration (min) Rainfall(mm) Source
Tamborine Village 26 Oct 1960 4 18  
Theodore 11 Jan 1977 6 33 BoM
Eton 8 Dec 1984 6 39 BoM
Winton 16 Nov 1902 8 44  
Prairie 16 Nov 1974 12 52 BoM
Gatton-Lawes 1 Jan 1969 12 53 BoM
Gogango 1 Jan 1964 15 73  
Gatton-Lawes 1 Jan 1969 18 65 BoM
Mary Valley 4 Dec 1940 20 89  
Nobby 11 Mar 1939 20 203  
Enoggera 2 Oct 1869 25 100  
Benarby 28 Nov 1949 25 102  
Gatton-Lawes 1 Jan 1969 30 90 BoM
Wamuran 19 Mar 1963 30 152  
Wegonning Station 24 Feb 1913 40 130  
Townson (Laidley) 19 Dec 1991 45 176 BoM
Florence 4 Dec 1920 60 230  
Gunyerwarilli 20 Nov 1937 80 270  
Mt Dangar 19 Jan 1970 120 279  
Upper Ross 3 Mar 1946> 120 305  
Dingo 14 Feb 1911 130 260  
Topaz 15 Apr 1982 140 204 BoM
Mt Pelion 17 Feb 1958 150 292  
Ingham 4 Jan 1980 180 315 BoM
Kumbia 14 Mar 1941 180 356  
Mt Kumba 13 Mar 1941 210 406  
Binbee 6 Jan 1980 270 607  
Mt Dangar 19 Jan 1970 300 463  
Mackay 18 Feb 1958 300 508  
Elaroo 18 Feb 1958 300 538 BoM
Ingham 4 Jan 1980 360 488 BoM
Mt Pelion 18 Feb 1958 360 589  
Kamo 18 Feb 1958 480 508  
Paluma 9 Jan 1972 720 617 BoM
Duck Creek 20 Jan 1970 840 864  
Bellenden Ker Top 4 Jan 1979 1440 960 BoM
Bellenden Ker Top 4 Jan 1979 1800 1330 BoM
Bellenden Ker Top 5 Jan 1979 2520 1577 BoM
Beerwah (Crohamhurst) 2 Feb 1893 2880 1417 BoM
Bellenden Ker Top 5 Jan 1979 2880 1947 BoM
Bellenden Ker Top 5 Jan 1979 4320 2517 BoM
Bellenden Ker Top 8 Jan 1979 11520 3847 BoM

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Notable Point Rainfall Events - South Australia


Location Date Ended Duration (min) Rainfall(mm) Source
Adelaide 3 May 1942 2 11 BoM
Adelaide 3 May 1942 5 14 BoM
Punyelroo 28 Dec 1916 5 18  
Woomera 27 Nov 1977 6 20 BoM
Adelaide 6 Feb 1925 7 17 BoM
Coonalpyn 2 Jan 1963 8 22  
Woomera 27 Nov 1977 12 30 BoM
Yangya 4 Nov 1934 15 51  
Cunliffe 25 Mar 1974 20 61  
Myponga Beach 6 Dec 1986 20 68 Private
Arcoona 27 Nov 1903 25 65  
Mt Remarkable 4 Jun 1978 46 80  
Angaston 13 Feb 1913 60 96  
Kanmantoo 12 Dec 1894 60 115  
Strathalbyn 19 Apr 1980 90 107  
Gladstone 14 May 1974 90 112  
Port Pirie 31 Dec 1979 90 125  
Adelaide 6 Feb 1925 120 121 BoM
Dutton 2 Mar 1983 135 228 Private
Old Koomooloo 26 Nov 1903 150 146  
North Adelaide 6 Feb 1925 180 164  
North Dutton 2 Mar 1983 180 330  
Buckleboo 26 Jan 1981 240 191  
Waikerie 8 May 1989 420 239 Private
Nilpena 14 Mar 1989 1440 247 BoM
Motpena Station 14 Mar 1989 1440 273 BoM
Balcanoona 14 Mar 1989 2880 341 BoM
Innaminka Station 30 Jan 1974 4320 356 BoM
Hindmarsh Valley 26 Jan 1941> 4320 376 EWSD

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Notable Point Rainfall Events - Tasmania


Location Date Ended Duration(min) Rainfall(mm) Source
Hobart 11 Nov 1984 5 15 BoM
Tewkesbury 15 Jan 1977 6 28 BoM
Tewkesbury 15 Jan 1977 12 32 BoM
Apsley 9 Dec 1985 15 35 BoM
Tewkesbury 15 Jan1977 18 35 BoM
Preolenna 19 Nov 1987 30 51 BoM
West Pyengana 9 Dec 1985 30 87  
West Pyengana 9 Dec 1985 60 137  
Launceston Pumping Station 17 Feb 1939 120 96 BoM
St Helens 2 Feb 1936 150 159  
Constitution Hill 29 Dec 1916 180 162  
Fisher River 30 Dec 1973 360 142 BoM
Cullenswood 22 Mar 1974 420 255 BoM
Cullenswood 22 Mar 1974 960 352 BoM
Cullenswood 22 Mar 1974 1320 377 BoM
Mathinna 5 Apr 1929 1440 337 BoM
Germantown 22 Mar 1974 1440 508 BoM
Mathinna 5 Apr 1929 2880 469 BoM
Riana 6 Apr 1929 4320 516 BoM

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Notable Point Rainfall Events - Victoria


Location Date Ended Duration (min) Rainfall(mm) Source
Sunbury 24 Dec 1959 6 24 MW
Bright 28 Dec 1980 6 32 BoM
Mont Albert 3 Mar 1928 10 30 BoM
Sunbury 24 Dec 1959 12 37 MW
Bright 28 Dec 1980 12 38 BoM
Blackburn 21 Feb 1922 15 39 BoM
Swanpool 20 Oct 1955 15 39 BoM
Sunbury 24 Dec 1959 18 40 MW
Bright 28 Dec 1980 18 44 BoM
Cranbourne South 6 Feb 1972 25 54 BoM
Prahran 5 Feb 1911 30 61 BoM
Korong Vale 14 Feb 1948 30 63  
Seymour 2 Dec 1980 35 56 BoM
Kyabram 17 Jan 1993 40 83 Private
Kinglake 13 Nov 1971 45 89  
St Kilda 7 Feb 1989 60 89 MW
Deer Park 30 Mar 1961 60 102 BoM
Werribee 16 Jan 1954 80 203 Private
Footscray 5 Mar 1919 120 102  
Laverton 7 Apr 1977 120 105 BoM
Valencia Creek 29 Jan 1971 180 120 BoM
Laverton 7 Apr 1977 180 137 BoM
Laverton 7 Apr 1977 240 153 BoM
Valencia Creek 29 Jan 1971 360 146 BoM
Laverton 7 Apr 1977 360 157 BoM
Wollert 7 Apr 1977 720 191 MW
Mt Ridley 7 Apr 1977 720 192 MW
Bentleigh East 7 Apr 1977 720 203  
Falls Creek 29 May 1958 1440 342 BoM
Tanybryn 22 Mar 1983 1440 375 BoM
Tanybryn 23 Mar 1983 2880 458 BoM
Tanybryn 17 Jun 1952 2880 461 BoM
Balook 20 Feb 1951 4320 544 BoM
Tanybryn 18 Jun 1952 4320 588 BoM

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Notable Point Rainfall Events - Western Australia


Location Date Ended Duration (min) Rainfall(mm) Source
Karridale 25 Jun 1901 5 22  
Pannawonica 25 Jan 1967 6 32 BoM
Derby 20 Feb 1966 12 38 BoM
Broad Arrow 4 Nov 1902 15 51  
Frankland 30 Mar 1918 15 51 BoM
Pannawonica 25 Jan 1967 16 44 BoM
Halls Creek 23 Jan 1990 18 49 BoM
Derby 20 Feb 1966 18 57 BoM
Derby 20 Feb 1966 30 71 BoM
Ruby Plains 23 Mar 1904 45 88  
Geraldton 1 Aug 1909 50 84 BoM
Onslow 25 Jan 1971 60 91 BoM
Broome 18 Jan 1974 60 125 BoM
Broome 17 Jan 1982 120 127 BoM
Broome 18 Jan 1974 120 151 BoM
Broome 17 Jan 1982 180 154 BoM
Broome 18 Jan 1974 180 164 BoM
Condon 27 Mar 1896 300 234  
Fortescue 3 May 1890 1440 593  
Broome (Kilto) 5 Dec 1970 1440 635 BoM
Roebourne 3 Apr 1898 1440 747 BoM
Broome (Roebuck Plains) 6 Jan 1917 2880 924 BoM
Roebourne (Whim Creek) 3 Apr 1898 2880 927 BoM

Source of Rainfall Data

"BoM - Bureau of Meteorology Climate Archives
EWSD - Engineering and Water Supply Department, South Australia
MW - Melbourne Water, Victoria
PAWA - Power and Water Authority, Northern Territory
Private - Privately owned rain gauge
PWD - NSW Public Works Department, New South Wales
SWB - &Water Board, Sydney-Illawarra-Blue Mountains, New South Wales
Where the source is not listed the data were obtained from newspapers or the publications "Bureau of Meteorology, Results of Rainfall Observations made in ..."(All States) ( - 1938) and were not able to be confirmed with original records or correspondence."

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