Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 7 February 2024

Bureau of Meteorology February 7, 2024

A COASTAL trough in south-eastern Queensland brought locally intense rainfall at the start of the week.

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Kirrily moved to north-western Qld and then southwards, bringing heavy rain and severe thunderstorms which caused damage to the roads in isolated communities.

Heavy falls also continued around Qld’s North Tropical Coast.

A number of sites in Qld and the Northern Territory recorded their highest January, February or annual daily rainfall records.

Weekly rainfall totals of 50-100mm were prevalent in Qld, the Top End of the NT, north-eastern New South Wales, northern Western Australia and western Tasmania.

Weekly rainfall totals of 100-200mm were recorded along the south-east and north-west Qld and NT border and the Carpentaria Coast, with pockets of 200-300mm along the ex-Tropical Cyclone Kirrily track.

The highest weekly total at a Bureau gauge was 611mm at Qld’s Westmoreland Station, which also recroded the highest daily total of  332mm at in the 24 hours to 9am on February 2.




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