Australia Sees Third Driest September amid Rising Temps
Posted by feww on October 9, 2015
September has only 6.2 mm of rain, as max temps rise 0.82ºC above average: BOM
September rainfall was below average for much of the country, reported the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), making it the third-driest September on record.
- Nationally, average rainfall was 6.2mm, or 63% below the long-term mean, making it the third driest September on record (lowest September on record saw 5.6 mm of rain in 1957).
- 15-month rainfall deficiencies (July 2014 to September 2015) have generally increased in extent or severity in all affected regions.
Australian weather extremes during September 2015
Hottest day: 41.4 °C at West Roebuck (WA) on 18 September
Coldest day: −3.6 °C at Thredbo AWS (NSW) on 23 September
Coldest night: −8.3 °C at Thredbo AWS (NSW) on 24 September
Warmest night: 26.9 °C at Argyle Aerodrome (WA) on 1 September
Wettest day: 89.0 mm at Smoky Cape Lighthouse (NSW) on 26 September