Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Floods a Distant Memory as Rainfall below Average

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Floods a Distant Memory as Rainfall below Average

Article excerpt

IT MAY not have been too hot but the Coffs Coast has just been through a long and very dry summer.

Many on the Coffs Coast would have expected at least some floods in the region by this time of year but consistently low rainfall through summer has meant little cause for concern.

Statewide rainfall was down 70% compared to average and the Coffs Coast was no exception, with just 163mm falling over summer compared with the long-term average for the season of 552.4mm.

Just 47.6mm was recorded in December, compared with the average of 143.1.

In January there was only 45.4mm, compared with the average of 186.9mm, and despite some steady rain in the tail end of February there was 70.4mm, which was less than a third of the long-term average of 222.4mm.

March is Coffs Harbour's historically wettest month of the year, with a long-term average of 234mm, and with cloudy conditions and scattered showers expected over the first week it will only take a few heavy dumps to bring up the total. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.