Weekly rainfall update + rainfall outlook 28 Feb 2024

Bureau of Meteorology, February 27, 2024

DURING the week, much of Queensland experienced widespread rainfall as a slow-moving upper-level low-pressure system produced heavy rain in northern Qld and a series of troughs brought rainfall to northern, central and southern parts of the state.

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Lincoln brought rainfall to Western Australia’s Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne and Central West districts as it moved across the state.

Weekly rainfall totals greater than 200mm were recorded in Qld’s North Tropical Coast and Tablelands district and a small pocket of north-eastern WA.

Weekly rainfall totals between 100-200mm were recorded in small areas of western Northern Territory and adjacent parts of WA and its north-west coast, northern Qld and small pockets in the Top End of the NT.

Weekly rainfall totals of 50-100mm were recorded for much of northern Qld and isolated pockets along the east coast, northern parts of the NT, much of WA’s Kimberley district and isolated pockets in western and southern areas, and along the central and north coast of New South Wales.

The highest weekly total was 542mm at Tully Sugar Mill, Qld including the highest daily rainfall total of 488mm in the 24 hours to 9am on February 24.




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