Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 1 March 2023

Bureau of Meteorology, March 1, 2023

STORMS and heavy rain occurred across the northern tropics throughout the week, with totals of 150-300 mm from the eastern Kimberley, through the Northern Territory Top End and the Cape York Peninsula.

Local weekly totals over 400mm occurred in the Daintree, Queensland, and the Daly district of the NT resulting in minor to moderate flooding.

The highest weekly total at a Bureau gauge was 479.4mm at Whyanbeel Valley (Daintree, Queensland) including the highest daily total of 235.0mm to 9am on February 26.

Weekly totals of 25-100mm were recorded along the New South Wales coast from storm activity, in the Pilbara and Kimberley and in parts of eastern Tasmania.

Weekly totals of 10-50 mm were recorded across south-eastern Australia from a passage of cold front late in the week.

Moderate flooding continues in the Queensland Channel Country, but river levels are at minor flood level or below across the Murray–Darling Basin.

Summer rainfall has been above average in the north, but below average across much of southern Australia, including north-eastern NSW and south-eastern Queensland.





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