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9 Jan 2023
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Equal wettest year in 58 years
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Dual occupancy exhibited without application details
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Equal wettest year in 58 years

The Peninsula has come within one millimetre of having its wettest year since 1964.

A total of 2118.7mm of rain fell on the Peninsula last year, according to Mr Jim Morrison of Umina, the highest annual total since he started recording rainfall in 2005.

The total falls short by 0.8mm of the highest figure recorded at the Everglades Country Club for the Bureau of Meteorology between 1965 and 1998.

An annual rainfall total of 2119.5mm was recorded at the Everglades in 1990.

However, due to the accuracy of the recordings and variance across the Peninsula, Mr Morrison said the totals should be regarded as equal.

The Bureau's figures are incomplete since 1998, but do not suggest a wetter year was recorded between 1998 and 2005.

Last year's total would have been greater had average rain fallen in the last two months of the year.

November's total was only a quarter of the November average of 98mm and the December total of 53.9mm was 43 per cent down on the December average of 95mm.

Heavy rain on Friday, January 6, with 43mm in 24 hours, brought the total so far this month to 54.1mm, almost half the January average of 117mm.

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