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WETTEST YEARS

Annual rainfall totals for 1956 to 2016, listed in descending order of rainfall, showing the wettest year so far has been 2014 with 1185.9 mm of rain,  and the driest being 2011 with 535.2mm of rain.

Y SumOfrain
2014 1185.9
2012 1160.4
1960 1033.7
2013 999.1
2008 997.0
2016 981.4
2000 977.0
2007 938.4
1999 898.3
1958 892.3
1980 887.7
1965 884.2
1979 879.8
1992 876.0
1966 849.9
1981 849.5
1986 833.7
2002 829.5
1998 829.3
1968 826.3
2009 821.5
1969 820.1
1983 814.5
1972 803.5
1967 798.6
2015 794.1
2004 793.3
1977 789.1
1970 787.8
1982 777.8
1984 764.3
1987 763.8
1985 751.4
1994 746.2
1976 745.4
1974 743.9
2010 741.4
1993 732.3
1978 731.8
2001 729.9
1957 722.1
1988 720.9
1971 707.5
1997 705.3
1961 702.7
2005 683.4
2006 681.3
1989 675.4
1962 670.4
1959 670.3
1956 654.5
1963 646.0
1973 643.0
1991 623.7
1995 619.0
1990 611.0
1996 594.1
1964 555.4
2003 555.4
1975 551.9
2011 538.6

 

WETTEST MONTHS

Monthly rainfall totals for 1956 to 2014, listed in descending order of rainfall, showing the wettest month so far has been Sept (month=9) in 1976 with 204.9 mm of rain, over three times normal.

Y M SumOfrain
1976 9 204.9
2014 1 196.5
2012 6 185.6
2007 7 181.1
2007 6 170.8
2013 10 169.0
1997 6 155.4
2012 12 151.4
2000 4 150.6
1960 1 149.2
1969 5 149.0
1984 11 148.6
1994 9 146.4
1960 10 144.8
1965 9 144.5
1967 5 144.5
1965 12 144.1
2012 4 143.7
1967 10 143.3
2000 12 142.7
1962 8 142.1
1970 11 141.9
1978 12 141.2
1961 4 141.1
2012 11 140.4

 

WETTEST DAYS

Daily rainfall totals for 1956 to 2014, listed in descending order of rainfall, showing the wettest day so far has been 19th August 1970 with 74.9 mm of rain, which is equivalent to a month's rain!

rain D M Y
74.9 19 8 1970
72.7 14 9 1994
71.3 24 9 1976
68.0 20 7 2007
57.8 25 8 1986
53.8 6 8 1962
52.1 2 8 1969
49.2 8 9 1972
44.8 8 8 1999
44.0 14 6 2007
43.9 27 12 1979
43.4 24 1 1960
43.4 22 8 1987
42.4 23 9 2012
42.2 8 1 1992
41.8 16 10 1967
41.5 24 11 2012
41.1 8 9 1965
41.0 5 11 2000
 
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