Our biggest summer rain on record

MORE rain has fallen this summer than in any other year since the Bureau of Meteorology’s Amberley weather station opened in 1941.

Our incredibly wet summer even surpassed the summer rainfall levels recorded in 1974, despite January of that year receiving a recording breaking 635.2mm.

The total for this year’s summer so far is 824.8mm – 365.2mm in December 2010, 319mm in January 2011 and 140.6mm for February.

While the rainfall might have taken many Ipswich by surprise, meteorologist Tom Saunders said forecasters had predicted an extremely wet summer due to the strong La Nina season.
 



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