SOME 400mm of rain inundated the Tilligerry Peninsula in the first 20 days of this month. With the long-time average being a mere 150mm, you would think that this would be something of a record.
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Not so, according Alan Gibson whose weather station’s website (Current Weather Conditions at Tanilba Bay) has detailed statistics dating back as far as 2004.
June 2007 was by far the wettest according to Alan and the ‘Pasha Bulker’ storm contributed 180mm in one day alone to lift the monthly total to 522mm (21 inches).
“If we want to talk of absolute record rainfall we have only to backtrack to April 2015.”
“Cyclonic conditions saw our power lost for almost a week with trees down everywhere, houses unroofed and oyster leases smashed to pieces.”
“This was April 2015 when rainfall topped the gauge at 523mm, 369 mm (14+ inches) of which fell in just three days.”