Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 11 May 2022

Bureau of Meteorology, May 11, 2022


WEEKLY rainfall totals of 100-200 millimetres were recorded over southern Tasmania, from the passage of a cold front on May 3 and 4, followed by the development of a low-pressure trough off the east coast of Tasmania which later intensified during the middle of the week.

Monthly and annual daily records were exceeded for sites in south-east Tasmania, where more than 100mm fell in the 24 hours to 9am on May 6.

Rainfall totals of 25-100 mm were recorded over central and eastern parts of Queensland, followed by an intensifying stream of onshore flow at the end of the week.

Sunshine Coast Airport recorded 133.4mm in the 24 hours to 9am on May 9, exceeding its highest daily rainfall record for May (29 years of record).

For parts of south-east Australia, also produced light to moderate rainfall, mostly less than 25mm.

The highest weekly total at a Bureau gauge was 187mm at Mountain River in the south-east of Tasmania. The highest daily total for the week was 133.4mm in the 24 hours to 9am on May 9 at Sunshine Coast Airport.





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