Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 8 March 2023

Bureau of Meteorology, March 8, 2023

STORMS and heavy rain occurred across the northern tropics throughout the week, with weekly totals greater than 150mm recorded in the far north-west of Western Australia’s Kimberley, and in parts of central Northern Territory and adjacent areas of north-west Queensland; within these there were regions that received more than 200mm for the week. Weekly totals greater than 150mm were also recorded in coastal parts of Cape York Peninsula.

Weekly totals of 50-150 mm were recorded in the north of the NT, north-western Qld, southern and central Cape York Peninsula, and parts of the north-western Kimberly and north-western Tasmania.

The highest weekly total at a Bureau gauge was 415mm at Alexandria in the NT, including the highest daily total of 262mm to 9am on March 3.

Weekly totals of 10-50mm were recorded in parts of western and north-western WA, in most of Tasmania and eastern Victoria associated with the passage of a cold front late in the week, and in pockets of eastern Qld and New South Wales.

Major flood warnings are current for the Flinders River downstream of Richmond and Barron River in Qld, while there are Moderate flood warnings for Eyre Creek at the border between Qld and the NT and Lower Daly River, NT.





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