Weekly rainfall update + rainfall outlook 29 May 2024

Bureau of Meteorology, May 28, 2024

MOST of the mainland recorded little to no rain during the week to Monday, but forecasts are indicating a desperately needed 10-15mm, and more in places, for southern Australia in early June to help recently sown crops.

Several cold fronts crossed Tasmania during the week, bringing widespread showers and daily totals up to 10mm, and 15-25mm in the north-east.

A strong high-pressure system to the south of Australia directed onshore winds to the east coast, producing isolated daily rainfall up to 15mm and higher daily rainfall of 25-50 mm.

Weekly totals of 25-50mm were recorded in Tas and on the northern Queensland coast, with 50-100mm in an isolated pocket of the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands district.

Weekly totals of 10-25mm were recorded across most of Tas, the south-west coast of Western Australia and small areas of New South Wales’ central coast and Qld’s central and northern coast.

The highest weekly total at a bureau gauge was 110mm at Topaz Alert, Qld.

The highest daily rainfall during the week at a bureau gauge was 46mm at Samuel Hill Aero, Qld, in the 24 hours to 9am on May 24.


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