Peninsula records low rainfall in wettest month
The Peninsula has only recorded 24.6mm of rain, 15 per cent of the average monthly rainfall, in the first 12 days of the June.
June is usually the wettest month, with an average rainfall of 168mm.
March and April are the next wettest with averages of 150mm and 148mm respectively.
Total rainfall for the year at the end of May stood at 934.3mm, 46.7 per cent above the average of 647mm for that time of year.
The current cumulative total of 958.9mm remains well above the average at the end of June of 805mm.
The second half of the year has much lower average rainfall than the first half, with July and August being the two driest months with averages of 60mm and 67mm respectively.
Even if no further rainfall was recorded until September, the cumulative total will remain above average until then.
Spreadsheet, 12 June 2020
Jim Morrison, Umina