Weekly rainfall wrap 10 Aug 2016

Grain Central, August 10, 2016

Rainfall map 10 aug

The best falls of the west week were recorded in western and southern Western Australia and the northeast quadrant of New South Wales.

Past seven days: At the start of the week, a low pressure system developed on the northern New South Wales coast generating moderate to heavy rainfall in far southeastern Queensland, and northeastern New South Wales as the system tracked east into the Tasman Sea.

In the west, a slow moving trough near the west coast combined with a cold front which brought widespread light falls to western parts of Western Australia and moderate rainfall in parts of the Gascoyne and southwest.

From the middle of the week onwards, a deep low pressure system south of the Great Australia Bight directed a series of strong cold fronts over western and southern parts of Western Australia, which produced persistent light to moderate rainfall in the South West Land Division.

At the end of the week, a trough and a cloudband tracked across South Australia, which brought light rainfall to southern South Australia, and western Tasmania. A ridge of high pressure along the east coast directed an onshore flow with light to moderate falls in the north tropical coast of Queensland.

100mm-200mm: New South Wales north and central coastlines. The highest weekly total was 274 mm at Meldrum, on the north coast of New South Wales.

50mm-100mm: Southwest coast of Western Australia, the north tropical coast and far southeast of Queensland and northeastern New South Wales.

10mm-50mm: Western and southern parts of Western Australia, southern tips in the South Australia, northeastern in Victoria, western and southern Tasmania. Similar falls were recorded in the eastern to central New South Wales, also in southeast Queensland.

Little to no rain: The Northern Territory, most of South Australia and Victoria, western and southern New South Wales, most of Queensland, and much of Western Australia.

Highest weekly totals

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

274 mm Meldrum (Coolawarrah)

208 mm Careys Peak (Barrington Tops)

204 mm Fishermans Reach


35 mm Mount Wellington

21 mm Cann River

20 mm Mount Tamboritha


85 mm O’Reillys Alert

79 mm Foxley Alert

67 mm Springbrook Road

Western Australia

90 mm Collie

87 mm Aston Downs Alert

81 mm Witchcliffe

South Australia

16 mm Flinders Chase (Rocky River)

14 mm Neptune Island

11 mm Coffin Bay


32 mm Mount Read

18 mm Tim Shea (Summit)

17 mm Scotts Peak Dam

Northern Territory

0.6 mm Centre Island

0.4 mm Gove Airport

More weekly rainfall totals:

Source: BOM



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