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Elliott Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|October 2015 Average||19.0||-1.9||35.1||-2.9|
|Oct 1980-2014 Average||20.9||38.0|
|Oct 1980-2014 Highest||30.5||27th 1989||44.4||30th 2003|
|Oct 1980-2014 Lowest||7.5||11th 1982||17.5||20th 2000|
|October 2015 Total||5.4||1 day(s)|
|Oct 1949-2014 Average Total||21.7||3.1 day(s)|
|Oct 1949-2014 Wettest Total||111.7||1950|
|Oct 1949-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||37.8||9th 1950|
|Oct 1949-2014 Driest Total||0.0||1965|
|Jan-Oct 2015 Total||422.3||25 day(s)|
|Jan-Oct 1949-2014 Average Total||452.3||35.3 day(s)|
Barkly, Northern Territory
The weather bureau says the month of September was the third driest on record in Australia.
Children in remote areas of Papua New Guinea are dying as a result of food shortages caused by frost and worsening drought, villagers say.
Upper Hunter farmers are concerned a spike in warm weather across the region could take its toll on crop yields.