A SLOW front moved through Tasmania early in the week and caused heavy falls and water levels to rise in the Huon and Esk rivers to major and minor flood levels respectively.
A low-pressure system over south-west Western Australia brought significant rainfall – some sites had their highest daily June rainfall on record – and moved through the Australian Bight.
An upper trough pushed through central Australia and south Australia with active storms.
The highest daily rainfall during the 24 hours to 9am on June 5 at a Bureau gauge was 78mm at Bickley, WA.
Weekly totals of 25-100 mm with locally higher falls were recorded in south-west WA, northern and western Tas, parts of Victoria, north-west New South Wales, north-east South Australia and the north Queensland coast.
The highest weekly total at a Bureau gauge of 204mm was recorded at Mount Read, Tas.
Other regions in central, eastern and south-west Australia received 5-15 mm during the week.