TROUGHS and associated upper-level systems generated widespread rainfall across much of eastern, central and northern Australia during the week with heavy to locally intense rainfall in some areas of eastern and northern Australia.
During the week, heavy rainfall resulted in Flood Warnings for south-east and central Queensland extending into north-east New South Wales and central, northern and south-east Victoria.
Many sites across central and eastern Victoria had the highest January or annual daily rainfall on record to 9am on January 8.
Weekly rainfall totals greater than 100mm fell across isolated pockets of central Vic and NSW, the south-east coast of Qld, and southern and central pockets of Qld, the north-west Northern Territory and north-west Western Australia.
Weekly rainfall totals of 50-100mm were recorded across areas of western Tasmania, central and northern Vic extending into central and northern NSW, parts of southern, north-western and central Qld, the Top End of the NT and north-western, south-eastern and the Southern Interior district of WA.
The highest weekly rainfall total was 283mm at Caloundra Airport, Qld.
The highest daily rainfall during the week was 252mm at Mt Tamborine Fern St, Queensland, in the 24 hours to 9am on New Year’s Day.