Weather

Weekly rainfall wrap, week ending 26 Oct 2016

Grain Central, October 26, 2016

 

The Kimberley, northern NSW and Southern Victoria received the best falls of the past week.

Past seven days: At the start of the week, a broad surface trough extended across northern Western Australia and the Top End in the Northern Territory, generating thunderstorms and moderate rainfall totals in parts of the Kimberley, Pilbara, and northern interior of Western Australia, and in the northwestern parts of the Northern Territory. In the south, a cold front brushed the south coast of Western Australia, and intensified as it tracked across South Australia. Widespread light to moderate rainfall totals were recorded across southern Western Australia, South Australia and southern Victoria.

In the middle of the week, an extensive cloudband stretched from the Northern Territory to southeast of Tasmania. Moderate falls were recorded in the pastoral districts, southern and southeastern parts of South Australia, southwestern Victoria, large parts of eastern New South Wales and Tasmania as the cold front tracked across the southeast. Thunderstorms and showers associated with an extensive cloudband were recorded across northern Australia with moderate falls in the Kimberley, the Top End and about Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, and the Gulf Country.

At the end of the period, the trough extending from the low pressure system in the Tasman Sea produced moderate rainfall totals in eastern Victoria and parts of Tasmania. Another trough extending along the east coast of Queensland generated widespread light to moderate falls in central and southern Queensland, and northeastern New South Wales.

50-100mm: Small areas in the east and northwest of the Northern Territory, parts of the Kimberley region in Western Australia; pockets of East, West and South Gippsland; southwestern Tasmania and in a small area of northern New South Wales. The highest weekly total was 133 mm at Mount Baw Baw in Victoria.

10-50mm: The far north and along the south coast of Western Australia; the northwest, the east and southern parts of the Northern Territory; an area in the northwest and in the southern and southeastern parts of South Australia; most of Victoria except the central north and northwest and in northwestern Tasmania. Similar totals were recorded in eastern and northeastern New South Wales, and in southern, central, northwestern and parts of eastern Queensland.

Little or no rainfall: Remaining parts of Western Australia; in western and northeastern parts of South Australia; in the southwest, southeast and northeast of the Northern Territory, in southwestern and northern Queensland, western New South Wales and northwestern and northern central Victoria.

Highest weekly totals list

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

87 mm Murrurundi (Haydon Street)

65 mm Thredbo Village

62 mm Narrabri

Victoria

133 mm Mount Baw Baw

95 mm Bullumwaal

73 mm Reeves Knob

Queensland

49 mm Lochinvar

41 mm Mt Douglas

34 mm Nanango Wills St

Western Australia

128 mm Diggers Rest

75 mm Moola Bulla Airstrip

61 mm Halls Creek Airport

South Australia

44 mm Mallala

26 mm Mount Compass

25 mm Meadows, Kangarilla (Saddlebags)

Tasmania

67 mm Mount Victoria (Una Plain)

60 mm Warra

57 mm Wayatinah (Saltas)

Northern Territory

125 mm Charles Point

60 mm Point Stuart

49 mm Darwin River Dam

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Source: BOM

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