Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 2 Sept 2020

Bureau of Meteorology September 2, 2020


A COLD front brought moderate falls to western Tasmania and southern to north-east Victoria, while moist onshore flow produced moderate falls along the north-east tropical coast of Queensland.

Past seven days: At the start of the week, a westerly airstrem produced showers in western Tasmania and small parts of southern and north-east Victoria.

In the middle of the week, a cold front embedded in a westerly stream tracked over Tasmania. The system produced moderate falls in western Tasmania and parts of north-east Victoria, and widespread light falls over eastern Tasmania and much the southern half of Victoria.

In the last part of the week, another cold front swept through south-east Australia, generating moderate falls in western Tasmania, and light falls in south-eastern South Australia and southern Victoria. A moist onshore flow produced showers and moderate falls along the north-east tropical coast of Queensland

In the west, a strong cold front moved across the south-west of Western Australia, producing moderate falls in the state’s far south-west.

Rainfall totals in excess of 50 mm were recorded in parts of western Tasmania, including the highest weekly total of 105 mm at Mount Read.

Rainfall totals between 10 mm and 50 mm were recorded in far south-west Western Australia, central to north-east Victoria, the western half of Tasmania, and the north-east tropical coast of Queensland.

Rainfall totals up to 10 mm were recorded across the south-west quarter of Western Australia, south-east South Australia, most of the southern half of Victoria, the eastern half of Tasmania, the far south-east of New South Wales, and along isolated pockets of Queensland’s east coast.

Highest weekly totals

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory
17 mm Evans Head RAAF
11 mm Perisher Valley AWS, Careys Peak (Barrington Tops)
32 mm Mount Baw Baw
25 mm Balook
19 mm Madalya
43 mm Greenhaven, Tully Sugar Mill
39 mm Babinda Post Office
Western Australia
35 mm Pemberton
34 mm Mount William
32 mm Northcliffe
South Australia
7 mm Mount Gambier Aero
6 mm Roxby Downs, Bool Lagoon (Locksley Farm)
105 mm Mount Read
89 mm Lake Margaret Dam
87 mm Strathgordon Village
Northern Territory
0.8 mm Gove Airport
0.4 mm Alice Springs Airport
0.2 mm Central Arnhem Plateau

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