Third highest daily rainfall in 18 years
The third highest daily rainfall in the last 18 years on the Peninsula was recorded earlier this month.
A fall of 154.7mm was recorded in the 24 hours to 9am on Friday, April 8, according to figures supplied by Mr Jim Morrison of Umina.
A fall of 161mm was recorded on February 9, 2020, and the highest daily fall of 165mm was recorded on January 19, 2015.
Mr Morrison has recorded more than 1000mm in 11 weeks, since February 1.
The total of 1061.9mm since February 1 appears to be the highest three-month total since 1965.
In the first 14 days of April, the Peninsula received 264mm of rain, more than twice the April average of 137mm.
The cumulative total for the year is 1226.7mm, almost twice the average at the end of April of 583mm and the highest for the last 18 years.
The second highest cumulative total at the end of April was in 2015 with a total of 944.9mm.
Spreadsheet, 15 Apr 2022
Jim Morrison, Umina