Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Record low rainfall & temps in NENW in October: BoM

By Catherine Clifford, Monday November 19, 2012 - 15:26 EDT
ABC image
Minimum temperatures recorded at Barraba PO in October 2012 - ABC

The Bureau of Meteorology says last month proved to be one of the coldest and driest Octobers on record in the New England North West.

The dubious honour of record lowest October rainfall went to Gunnedah, where just 3.4mm was recorded for the month.

Gunnedah's previous driest October was in 1957, when 3.8mm fell.

Nowendoc recorded 16mm during the month, its driest October since 1988.

On the temperature front, the Bureau says Tenterfield had its lowest October minimum temperature of 5.8 degrees Celsius, a touch below the previous lowest minimum, of 5.9 degrees, recorded in 1944.

Barraba was lower still, at 5.4 degrees Celsius, a good half-a-degree below its previous coolest morning of 5.9 degrees Celsius, recorded in 1968.

Not to be outdone on the high side, Mungindi recorded one of the state's average warmest Octobers, averaging 31.2 degrees Celsius across the month.


- ABC

© ABC 2012

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

More rain on the way for Perth

12:48 EST

Perth may soon be having its wettest start to winter in six years, with another rain-bearing front on the way for Western Australia in the middle of this week.

Some welcome rain on the way for central Queensland and New South Wales

12:58 EST

A somewhat unseasonal trough will form over Australia's eastern interior during the coming days, producing rain for some areas suffering from severe rainfall deficiencies.

Lake Eyre flood lures tourists to 'once-in-a-lifetime' spectacle providing outback businesses with key lifeline

12:19 EST

This year's flood event at Lake Eyre hasn't just delivered a spectacular natural wonder, it has also brought new life to Central Australia and a crucial economic boost to remote businesses.