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Mid North Monthly Summaries

January 2017
Mean min Anomaly Mean max Anomaly Total rain Percent of mean
°C °C °C °C mm %
16.1 +1.3 30.4 -0.0 27.0 141
15.1 +1.2 29.8 +0.5 19.4 90
16.7 +1.6 31.5 +1.0 14.2 87
16.6 +1.8 32.1 +0.1 15.8 107
15.1 +0.6 32.3 -0.7 33.2 253
A yellow cell indicates a probable monthly record for this site (sites with ≥ 10 years of records only). The number of years of records available for the relevant field for this month is indicated in black. See the station's climate page for full details.
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WA flooding continues

12:56 EDT

Record-breaking rain is causing flooding over parts of Western Australia this week, while parched Perth misses out once again.

Heatwave has race car drivers concerned about tyres and road temperatures

11:56 EDT

As temperatures push above 35 degrees along the east coast, what does the extreme heat do to tyres driving on hot, often bubbling roads? Bitumen absorbs the summer heat, often making road surfaces more than 20 degrees hotter than air temperatures.

Cattle prepare for simulated heatwave for Queensland study into their welfare, performance

10:49 EDT

Radio transmitters have been inserted into the stomachs of 24 feedlot cattle to monitor their body temperatures, as part of a three-month trial investigating the impact of heatwaves.