Driest fortnight this year
Only 10mm of rain fell in the last two weeks of April, the driest fortnight this year, according to figures supplied by Mr Jim Morrison of Umina.
Total rainfall for April was 96.1mm, 35 per cent below the average of 148mm for the month.
The March quarter this year was the wettest in 15 years, with a total of 731mm compared to an average of 418mm.
This was 75 per cent above average.
Despite the low rainfall for the second half of April, the rainfall total for the first four months was the second greatest in 15 years.
The total at the end of April was 827.4mm, 46 per cent above the average at the end of April of 566mm.
The only year to have more rainfall at the end of April was 2015 when the figure was 944.9mm.
Spreadsheet, 1 May 2020
Jim Morrison, Umina