Upper Western Rainfall Bulletin
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|COBAR AIRPORT AWS||0.0||24|
|COLLARENEBRI (ALBERT ST)||0.0||24|
|FOWLERS GAP AWS||0.0||24|
|LIGHTNING RIDGE VISITORS INFORMATION CEN||0.0||24|
|WANAARING POST OFFICE||0.0||24|
|WHITE CLIFFS AWS||0.0||24|
|WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS||0.0||24|
Less than three weeks into 2017, the desert town of Tennant Creek in the NT is already just 89 millimetres shy of reaching its average yearly rainfall, with the unusual downpour said to be leading to an influx of creepy crawlies.
The Great Northern Highway has been closed between Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek, as rivers rise across northern Western Australia following a week of steady rain.
Floodwaters have cut off outback cattle stations in the Northern Territory as heavy rainfall continues.