Widespread heavy rain across the Region
Thursday, 12 December 2002
months of very little rainfall in the Upper Hunter, heavy rain has fallen.
Murrurundi has recorded 128.0 mm of rain in the last 72 hours ending to 9am
today. Most areas of the Hunter have recorded more then 90mm for the last 72
hours (see table below) making the Hunter the wettest Meteorological region for
this time period in New South Wales. Despite the heavy rain, only minor urban
flooding has been reported.
rain event was the heaviest and most widespread so far this year. Heavy rain
events have been recorded earlier in the year but have only occurred in the
Lower Hunter each time. Until now the Upper Hunter has recorded a number of
months with below average rainfall. During the months of October and November,
some rainfall stations in the Upper Hunter recorded less then 5mm of rain in
total. Even though the rain has brought the Lower Hunter's rainfall to near
average for 2002, the Upper Hunter is still well below average.
totals for seleted stations
in millimetres (mm). Data supplied by the
Bureau of Meteorology.