Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 18 January 2023

Bureau of Meteorology, January 18, 2023

A LOW-PRESSURE trough resulted in thunderstorms and locally heavy showers across northern Australia; onshore flow produced moderate to locally heavy rainfall in north-east Queensland.

Weekly totals greater than 100mm were recorded in large parts of Queensland; within these, there were regions that received more than 200mm for the week, while large areas in the Central Coast district received more than 400 mm.

Weekly totals greater than 100mm were also recorded in northern pockets of Northern Territory.

The highest weekly total at a Bureau gauge of 704mm was recorded at Mount Jukes, Qld; the highest daily total this week was 317mm at Qld’s Proserpine Airport in the 24 hours to 9am on January 16.

Weekly totals of 50-100mm were recorded over parts of the Kimberley in Western Australia and northern NT, and in large parts of Queensland.

Moderate to major flood warnings are current for rivers across western New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

A moderate flood warning is in place for the Fitzroy River in northern Western Australia, while a major flood warning exists for the Georgina River and Eyre Creek in eastern Northern Territory and adjacent parts of northern Queensland.

Minor to moderate flood warnings are in place in many catchments in eastern and central Queensland.






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