Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 17 January 2024

Bureau of Meteorology January 17, 2024

A BROAD band of heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms moved across south-eastern Australia impacting parts of Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory on January 9 and 10.

There were thunderstorms, some severe, across Qld and parts of NSW in a moist easterly airflow.

Increased rainfall and storm activity across the tropical north signalled the approaching monsoon trough, bringing heavy rain, thunderstorms, gusty winds and cooler conditions.

Rainfall totals greater than 100mm were recorded in large parts of northern Australia.

Some regions in northern Qld and the western Top End of the Northern Territory received more than 200mm for the week, while an area on Qld’s North Tropical Coast received more than 400mm.

Weekly rainfall totals of 50-100mm were recorded in parts of the Kimberley in Western Australia, northern parts of the NT, northern Qld and some areas in southern parts of the state, pockets of eastern NSW and eastern Victoria.

The highest weekly total was 798mm at Marco Street Alert near Innisfail, Qld.

The highest daily rainfall total during the week was 334mm at Port Keats Airport (Wadeye), NT in the 24 hours to 9am on January 15.




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