Month ends with highest July and annual rainfall figures
The month of July finished with a rainfall total of 390.3mm for the month, and a cumulative total for the year of 1731.1mm, according to figures supplied by Mr Jim Morrison of Umina.
The month's total was the highest July total in 18 years, only exceeded by four other months: March in 2017, last year and this year and by April 2015, all of which were above 400mm.
The cumulative total not only exceeds the previous highest July cumulative total of 1173mm in 2015, but is the highest annual total in 18 years.
The next highest annual total was 1686mm recorded in 2020.
The graphical data visualisation accompanying this report was prepared by Peninsula News' volunteer Mr Craig Dewar.
He has made Mr Morrison's entire 18-year rainfall history available online for interrogation in graphical format.
It is accessible at http://bit.ly/PNWeather.
Spreadsheet, 5 Aug 2022
Jim Morrison, Umina
Data visualisation: Craig Dewar