A SERIES of cold fronts brought showers, gusty winds and low temperatures to the south-east of Australia during the week; snow was recorded in the elevated areas of Tasmania and Victoria on December 8.
Weekly rainfall totals 25-50 mm were recorded in western and south-western Tasmania, much of eastern Victoria and adjacent areas of south-eastern New South Wales; within these, there were small areas that received more than 50mm for the week.
Weekly rainfall totals of 25-50mm were also recorded in pockets of south-eastern Queensland and southern Western Australia.
The highest weekly total at a Bureau gauge of 91mm was recorded at Thangool Airport, Queensland; the highest daily total this week was 74mm at Perisher Valley AWS, NSW, in the 24 hours to 9am on December 12.
Rainfall totals of 10-25mm were recorded in much of eastern Tasmania, central and southern Victoria, south-central NSW, and in pockets of central and northern WA and the Top End of the Northern Territory.
Major flooding continues across the Murray-Darling Basin as waters move slowly downstream; the Murray River in South Australia is experiencing moderate flooding with rises expected over the coming weeks and months.