A SERIES of low-pressure systems and surface troughs brought thunderstorms and moderate to heavy rainfall to large parts of southern, central and eastern Australia during the week.
Weekly rainfall totals above 50mm were also recorded in coastal parts of southern Western Australia, east-central Queensland, and in pockets of central South Australia and the eastern and southern Northern Territory.
Rainfall totals of 10-50mm were recorded in central and western Victoria, parts of eastern Tasmania, most of NSW and South Australia, and in large areas in southern and central Northern Territory, southern and far north-western Western Australia, and south-eastern and eastern Queensland.
At a Bureau gauge, the highest weekly total of 273mm was recorded at Mount Buller, Victoria; the highest daily total was 162mm at Cathcart (Mount Darragh) in NSW in the 24 hours to 9am on October 25.
Moderate to major flood warnings were issued for many catchments across NSW, Victoria, southern Queensland and Tasmania.