A HUMID northerly flow, combined with surface troughs, generated isolated showers and thunderstorms through central, eastern and south-eastern Australia on many days.
At the end of the week, a surface trough associated with a low-pressure system brought thunderstorms and widespread rainfall, with high daily totals in north-eastern Victoria, south-eastern New South Wales and areas on and west of the ranges in NSW.
Weekly rainfall totals above 50 millimetres were recorded in large parts of NSW, Victoria and western Queensland; within these there were areas that received more than 100mm for the week. Weekly rainfall totals above 50mm were also recorded in pockets of south-eastern South Australia, northern Tasmania and the far north of Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
The highest weekly total at a Bureau gauge of 204mm was recorded at Mount Hotham in Victoria; the highest daily total this week was 118mm at Forbes AP, NSW, in the 24 hours to 9am on November 14.
Rainfall totals of 10-50mm were recorded in much of NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and western Queensland, in parts of southern Western Australia, South Australia and the southern Northern Territory, and across the tropical north.
Rainfall this week caused flash flooding and renewed riverine flooding especially for large parts of NSW and Victoria.