Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 9 August 2023

Bureau of Meteorology, August 9, 2023

A COLD front crossed southern Australia during the week, with weekly totals of 50-100mm for the far south-west of Western Australia and western Tasmania.

The cold front also brought rain late in the week to the New South Wales South Coast district, resulting in weekly totals of 50-100mm.

Weekly rainfall totals of 10-50mm were recorded in the Victoria Alps, northern Tas, and in a large area of western to central WA.

Rainfall was patchy elsewhere across southern Australia, with weekly totals typically less than 10mm.

Onshore flow brought showers, locally heavy at times, to the tropical Queensland coast, with weekly totals of 100-200mm around Tully.

The highest weekly rainfall total at a Bureau gauge was 189mm at Topaz Alert, Qld.

The highest daily rainfall at a Bureau gauge was 85mm at Blackbutt, Tammar Place, NSW to 9am on August 6.




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