Darwin is having its driest wet season in 28 years and one of its driest on record to this point in the season.
Australia’s northern wet season runs from October to April. During this time, Darwin Airport’s long-term average wet season total is 1678mm.
As of 9am on Friday March 6th, Darwin Airport had received less than 825mm of rain since the beginning of October, according to preliminary data. To this point in the season, this is Darwin’s driest wet season to date since 1991/1992 and the fourth driest in records dating back to 1941.
Darwin’s highest total on record up to this point in the wet season was 2512.6mm in 2010/2011. The lowest was 709.4mm in 1991/1992.
By Ben Domensino, Weatherzone.com.au