Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Wimmera-Mallee soaks up record-breaking rain

Wednesday July 3, 2013 - 12:21 EST

The weather bureau's monthly rainfall statistics for June show Victoria's Wimmera-Mallee received about double its usual average.

Heavy rain during the first couple of weeks of June saw records breaking across the region.

The western Victorian town of Nhill had its highest ever rainfall on record last month with 125 millimetres, more that half of which fell in just one day.

Heavy rain throughout the first two weeks of June also saw the average rainfall for the month in the Wimmera rise by 183 per cent and more than 200 per cent in the Mallee.

Swan Hill topped its previous best monthly figure and St Arnaud had its highest rainfall since 1898 with 112mm.

Kaniva, Horsham and Hopetoun also broke their previous highs for June but were all topped by Jeparit with 137mm.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

SA weather: SES issues emergency warning for Gawler as floodwaters rise

14:11 EST

Significant flooding is expected to impact Gawler and surrounding areas north of Adelaide, which will threaten people's safety, the State Emergency Service says.

Helicopter rescues group trapped in floodwaters at Huonville

13:53 EST

Three adults and two children have been rescued by helicopter after becoming trapped in floodwaters in Huonville.

SA weather: Wild ride for cyclists forced to shelter at Melrose after wind rips through camping ground

13:23 EST

More than 100 cyclists touring South Australia's storm hit Mid North have seen the worst of weather but the best of country hospitality.