Northern Queensland communities receive a YEAR’S WORTH of rain in 7 DAYS!

Written by on February 6, 2019 in Australasia, Rest of World with 0 Comments

It’s been a tough summer across Australia but the extremes have turned from intense heat to intense rainfall.

An unprecedented rainfall event has caused extreme flooding to coastal communities some 840 miles north of Brisbane. Townsville and others along Queensland’s north coast have endured their greatest 10-day rainfall on record.

It’s all down to the convergence of a near stationary monsoonal trough and tropical low drawing moist air south from the equator.

Though typically wet during the summer months, Townsville has observed an astonishing year’s worth of rain in 9 days. 1,134mm or 46.6 inches to be exact.

Gold Coast communities including Ingham, Woodlands and Mount Isa have seen new 24-hour rainfall records for February.

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