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Truscott Rainfall Reports
|Date||Rain to 9am||interval|
|January 2017 Total||71.0||6 day(s)|
|January 2005-2014 Average Total||344.6||20.6 day(s)|
|January 2005-2014 Wettest Total||798.4||2011|
|January 2005-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||172.8||25th 2011|
|January 2005-2014 Driest Total||161.6||2005|
|Jan-Jan 2017 Total||71.0||6 day(s)|
|Jan-Jan 2005-2014 Average Total||344.6||20.6 day(s)|
Kimberley, Western Australia
Record-breaking rain is causing flooding over parts of Western Australia this week, while parched Perth misses out once again.
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.
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.