Weekly rainfall update + rainfall outlook 24 Apr 2024

Bureau of Meteorology, April 23, 2024

FAR North Queensland and the eastern Top End of the Northern Territory experienced several days of isolated thunderstorms and heavy rain due to easterly flow, and a trough with an embedded tropical low extended across Queensland’s northern Peninsula and Gulf of Carpentaria.

Totals for the week exceeded 200mm along the North Tropical coast, and more than 100mm in Cape York Peninsula.

Cape Wessel in the NT recorded the highest weekly total at 471mm, and the highest daily total of 298mm in the 24 hours to 9am on April 22, an April daily record at this station.

Light-to-moderate rainfall impacted parts of the east coast of New South Wales as an upper-level trough extended from Central Qld to northern and eastern parts of NSW, with totals generally below 25mm.

An upper low generated widespread rainfall, with local moderate to heavy falls across south-eastern Qld and north-eastern NSW and weekly totals of 15-100mm over the area, and many April daily records set in south-east Qld in the 24 hours to 9am on April 21.

A weak cold front brought light showers across Tasmania, south-east South Australia and southern Victoria, with weekly rainfall totals generally up to 15 mm.

Away from the north and east, most of Australia recorded no rain.




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