Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Summer Rain Misses Record

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Summer Rain Misses Record

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Byline: KIERAN CAMPBELL

SOGGY STATS

Rainfall since December 1:

Maleny: 1800mm (record 2038.55mm)

Maroochydore: 1369.2mm

Noosa: 1297.8mm

Brisbane: 952.6mm (record 1098.9mm)

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

THE Sunshine Coast is on track to record one of the wettest summers on record.

Not that anyone is surprised.

What may be surprising is that the weeks of pounding rain that cut off major roads in some communities, including Kenilworth, were still not as heavy as records set 30 years ago.

Since the start of December almost 2000mm of rain has soaked parts of the Sunshine Coast.

One of the wettest patches has been Maleny, where the third wettest summer in almost 100 years has been recorded.

With no rain forecast before the end of the month, Maleny looks likely to finish summer with 1848.8mm of rain.

For the rest of the Sunshine Coast, where records only date back about 15 years, the wettest summer has been recorded. …

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