McArthur River Rainfall Reports
|Date||Rain to 9am||interval|
|February 2017 Total||364.4||15 day(s)|
|February 1969-2014 Average Total||184.4||13.3 day(s)|
|February 1969-2014 Wettest Total||660.9||2001|
|February 1969-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||197.6||15th 1974|
|February 1969-2014 Driest Total||5.2||1983|
|Jan-Feb 2017 Total||626.2||32 day(s)|
|Jan-Feb 1969-2014 Average Total||394.7||26.9 day(s)|
Roper-McArthur, Northern Territory
The nation's capital has rewritten the record books this morning, producing a May-like morning in February.
Tropical Cyclone Alfred has weakened to a tropical low as it nears landfall on the Gulf of Carpentaria's southern coast, but the Bureau of Meteorology warned the weather system remained powerful.
Some homes in the community of Borroloola on the Gulf of Carpentaria were evacuated with 74 residents sheltering elsewhere, as they waited for Cyclone Alfred to make landfall about sunrise on Tuesday.