A COLD front moved across south-eastern Australia and a low-pressure system developed over eastern South Australia on December 8 and 9, bringing widespread rainfall to large parts of South Australia, Victoria, and south-eastern New South Wales.
There were isolated showers and thunderstorms in the tropics during the week.
The heaviest rainfall was recorded over parts of the Northern Territory and south-eastern SA, with a number of stations setting records for their wettest December day.
Weekly totals of 15-50mm were recorded in large parts of the northern tropics, SA, Vic, south-eastern NSW, and parts of Tasmania; within these, there were areas that had 50-100mm for the week.
Weekly totals of 100-150mm were recorded in pockets of the NT’s western Top End and SA’s Eyre Peninsula.
The highest weekly total was 150mm at Jabiru Airport, NT.
The highest daily rainfall total during the week of 92mm was recorded at Kalumburu, Western Australia, in the 24 hours to 9am on December 11.