INLAND low-pressure troughs, including one which developed into a low-pressure system, along with a cold front, have brought extensive rainfall to the eastern two-thirds of Australia.
October daily rainfall records were exceeded across sites around the country on all days of the week as the heaviest rainfall shifted from central parts of the country to eastern and then southern parts.
Weekly rainfall totals greater than 150 millimetres were recorded over parts of New South Wales and Queensland, with a few sites in Queensland recording totals exceeding 350mm.
Much of the eastern two-thirds of Australia, along with south-west parts of Western Australia, received weekly totals of at least 25mm.
The highest weekly total at a Bureau gauge of 367mm was recorded at Queensland’s Tin Can Bay at a Defence gauge.
This site also recorded the highest daily total during the week – 288mm in the 24 hours to 9am on October 22.
Moderate to major flood warnings were issued for catchments across NSW, Victoria, southern Queensland and Tasmania.