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Average rainfall in Tatura for 2012

Tatura recorded an average rainfall last year, with heavy rain in the early summer months drying up towards the end of the year.

January 11, 2013 4:48am

One of a number of Tatura streets that were flooded in March last year following heavy rain.


 

Tatura’s 2012 rainfall total of 497.4mm was marginally higher than the average of 490.7mm, despite a dry last two months of the year.

While the October recording of 44.1mm was just under the average of 47.6mm, the same could not be said for November and December.

Only 5.8mm fell in November, well below the average of 41.1mm and it was only a little better in December, with 14.2mm compared to the average of 34.4mm.

The wettest month was March, which saw 129.6mm of rain fall, with the majority, 76mm, falling on the first day causing widespread street flooding due to the drainage system being unable to cope with the deluge.

Much of the heavier rain fell during the summer months, with January and February receiving 59.2mm and 75.8mm respectively.

The winter months of June, July and August fared reasonably, 32.2mm, 47.1mm and 31.6mm, but as mentioned above, with only 20mm falling in the last two months of the year, conditions, both on the land and in gardens, have dried out quickly.

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