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Darwin swamped in Feb

Over a metre of water has swamped Darwin this February, making it the wettest month on record.

Another 63mm in the last 24 hours, ensured the city pasted February 2011 into the record books.

An active monsoon has been partially responsible this month, keeping the rain gauge ticking over, with only four dry days of the month recorded (so far).

The monthly record was really helped though by Tropical Cyclone Carlos, who pounded the area from 15 February through to 19 February.

A monster (and record) 24 hour rain total of 340mm on 16 February put Darwin well on track for one of its wettest months.

Looking ahead, the Northern Territory will still see showers and a few storms move through. By late next week, a little drier as the monsoon trough wallows further south into the northern interior.



Sam on 28/02/2011 1:50pm

Impressive that it’s occurred on a February with only 28 days, whereas say January or March would have 31 days to record rainfall. 3 days can result in a lot of rainfall in those parts so just an illustration of how wet it must have been…

sw on 27/02/2011 6:53pm

Whats the amount so far to date?

WW Forecast Team on 27/02/2011 9:00pm

Graham says its 1054mm from 27 days and thanks for the link Graham!

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