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Cape Wessel Rainfall Reports
|Date||Rain to 9am||interval|
|February 2017 Total||278.6||16 day(s)|
|February 1987-2005 Average Total||263.6||14.2 day(s)|
|February 1987-2005 Wettest Total||689.2||1992|
|February 1987-2005 Wettest 24hr Total||303.0||10th 1992|
|February 1987-2005 Driest Total||0.2||1999|
|Jan-Feb 2017 Total||671.6||38 day(s)|
|Jan-Feb 1987-2006 Average Total||482.7||28.6 day(s)|
Arnhem, Northern Territory
More than 12,000 insurance claims have already been lodged with damages at an estimated $31 million following the .
A category one cyclone has formed in the Gulf of Carpentaria but is due to weaken before heading towards the Northern Territory coast.
Emergency services are frustrated by people making bad decisions when faced with floodwater, as recent studies on flood deaths show young men and children are the most at-risk of dying.