Weather

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 30 June 2021

Bureau of Meteorology, June 30, 2021

A COLD front and low pressure system moved across Australia, bringing moderate falls to many parts of central and eastern Australia.

At the end of the week, a cold front tracked across south-west Western Australia and produced light to moderate falls along the state’s west coast, and across parts of the South West Land Division.

Past seven days: For the week to 29 June 2021, rainfall was recorded along the south-west and southern coasts, and eastern Northern Interior of Western Australia; southern and inland eastern parts of the Northern Territory; southern and parts of the North West Pastoral District of South Australia; most of Queensland except the north; much of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

At the start of the week, an extensive cloudband and associated cold front extended over southern parts of the Northern Territory and South Australia with cloud stretching further east over southern Queensland and south-eastern Australia, and connected to a deep low pressure system in the Great Australian Bight.

Widespread moderate falls were recorded from the eastern Northern Interior District in Western Australia, across southern parts of the Northern Territory, the north-west pastoral districts and southern parts of South Australia, and far south-west Queensland.

As the cold front and low pressure system moved eastwards, further moderate falls were recorded in inland eastern parts of the Northern Territory, western Queensland, central to western New South Wales, the Snowy Mountains and the north-east of Victoria, as well as northern Tasmania.

Light falls were recorded along the south coasts of Western Australia and South Australia, and along isolated parts of the east coast of Queensland, and much of Victoria.

The low pressure system weakened as it tracked across the eastern Bight to western Victoria, and moderate falls were recorded in southern South Australia, and western and north-east Victoria.

The cloudband extended north through central New South Wales, inland southern Queensland to the Gulf Country.

Widespread moderate falls were recorded in the Carpentaria District in the Northern Territory, and from north-west through central to southern inland Queensland, and through central inland New South Wales to the Snowy Mountains.

By the middle of the week, the weak low pressure system was located over southern Victoria and the cold front tracked across north-east New South Wales and southern Queensland.

Further moderate falls were recorded in south-east South Australia, southern central and north-east Victoria, and the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales.

Moderate falls were also recorded from central to south-east inland Queensland.

As the surface trough moved off the east coast of Queensland, moderate falls were recorded along the Capricornia and Wide Bay coasts of Queensland, while in the south, the passage of a cold front produced moderate falls in western Tasmania.

At the end of the week, a cold front tracked across south-west Western Australia and produced light to moderate falls along the state’s west coast, and across parts of the South West Land Division.

Moist onshore flow brought showers to the north tropical coast and exposed of Queensland during the week.

Rainfall totals in excess of 100 mm were recorded in elevated areas of north-east Victoria and across the border into the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales. The highest weekly total was 149 mm at Perisher Valley in New South Wales.

Rainfall totals in excess of 50 mm were reported in a small area of south-west Western Australia; the Lower Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island in South Australia, north-east Victoria; elevated areas of south-east inland New South Wales; areas of western, south-western and central Queensland; and an area in the inland east of the Northern Territory.

Rainfall totals between 10 mm and 50 mm were recorded along the south-west and southern coasts, and in the eastern Northern Interior District of Western Australia; across southern and inland eastern parts of the Northern Territory; in northern, central and southern parts of South Australia; across most of Victoria except in the north-west and east; and western and northern Tasmania. Similar totals were recorded in large parts of New South Wales away from the east coast and far west, and in most of Queensland except the north.

 

Highest weekly totals

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

149 mm Perisher Valley AWS

98 mm Thredbo AWS

93 mm Cabramurra AWS, Burrinjuck Dam

Victoria

129 mm Falls Creek

121 mm Falls Creek (Rocky Valley)

119 mm Mount Hotham

Queensland

67 mm Lady Elliot Island

63 mm Sandy Cape Lighthouse

60 mm Mahrigong

Western Australia

74 mm Witchcliffe

63 mm Warner Glen

61 mm Wokalup

South Australia

93 mm Crafers West

86 mm Belair (St Johns), Mount Lofty

Tasmania

61 mm Mount Read

58 mm Lake Margaret Dam

36 mm Sprent, Yolla (Sea View)

Northern Territory

55 mm Elliott

50 mm Brunette Downs

40 mm Alexandria

 

 

 

 

 

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