Weekly rainfall update + outlook 9 July 2024

Bureau of Meteorology July 9, 2024

THE subtropical ridge has remained further south than usual at this time of year, producing clear skies and settled dry weather with warm days and cold nights across Australia’s south-east.

Persistent easterly and south-easterly onshore winds caused by a strengthening of the subtropical ridge brought showers to the east coast, setting several July daily rainfall records for coastal Queensland and New South Wales.

On July 7 and 8, an inland trough passed through South Australia, south-western Qld, and western NSW, bringing rainfall and thunderstorms to those regions and resulting in a number of daily rainfall records for July.

A cold front swept through south-west Western Australia and brought 10-25mm of rainfall to coastal regions.

Weekly totals of 25-50mm were recorded in many areas of the eastern half of SA, south-western Qld, western NSW, and much of the east coast.

Weekly totals of 50-100 mm were recorded in areas of inland Qld and NSW, with small pockets of more than 100mm in north-eastern coastal Qld.

Tully Sugar Mill in North Qld had the highest daily rainfall total at a bureau rain gauge of 132mm in the 24 hours to 9 am on July 6, and also the highest weekly total of 180mm.



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