Climate Fact Of The Day – La Nina brings record-breaking rains to Australia

The Australian – It will come as no surprise to most that the seemingly endless rain from spring 2010 to autumn 2011, and again in late 2011, resulted in record falls, the Bureau of Meteorology said. Averaged across Australia the two-year rainfall total for 2010-2011 of 1409mm beat the old record of 1407mm set during 1973-1974. According to the bureau’s special climate statement, the total rainfall for 2011 was 705mm, making it the second wettest year on record, behind 1974 with 760mm, and ahead of 2010 (third wettest) with 703mm. Read Article

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