Weekly rainfall update + rainfall outlook 17 Apr 2024

Bureau of Meteorology, April 16, 2024

A STRONG cold front crossed southern South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and southern New South Wales with widespread light to moderate rainfall, and snow in some alpine areas.

Ex-Severe Tropical Cyclone Olga brought rainfall to Western Australia’s western Pilbara; its remnants combined with an upper level low and resulted in showers and isolated thunderstorms in parts of inland WA.

A tropical low (12U) located north of the Northern Territory brought moderate rainfall to the northern Top End.

Rainfall totals greater than 50mm were recorded in parts of the Top End and the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, with some areas receiving more than 100mm for the week.

Areas in the west of WA, eastern Vic, western Tas and pockets along the east Australian coast recorded 10-50mm.

The highest weekly total at a bureau gauge was 230mm at Cape Wessel in the NT.

The highest daily rainfall total of 168mm was recorded at Highbury Station, Qld, in the 24 hours to 9am on April 9.




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