Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 14 February 2024

Bureau of Meteorology, February 14, 2024

EX-TROPICAL Cyclone Kirrily brought heavy rainfall and strong gusty winds to New South Wales and eastern Victoria at the beginning of the week.

A surface trough across parts of northern Australia combined with a humid airmass resulted in daily showers and thunderstorms.

Humid easterly airflow brought thunderstorms and rainfall to north-eastern NSW and south-eastern Queensland in the second half of the week.

Weekly rainfall totals greater than 50mm were recorded in northern areas of the Northern Territory, NSW, and northern and central Qld, including some areas that received more than 200mm for the week.

Weekly rainfall totals greater than 50mm were also recorded in pockets of north-eastern Vic and northern Western Australia.

The highest weekly total at a Bureau gauge was 336mm at Bing Bong Port in the NT, including the highest daily rainfall total of 225mm in the 24 hours to 9am on February 9.




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