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Palmerville Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|October 2015 Average||61 15.5||-3.7||60 32.2||-3.5|
|Oct 1896-2014 Average||19.2||35.7|
|Oct 1896-2014 Highest||27.5||16th 1989||42.2||22nd 1962|
|Oct 1896-2014 Lowest||9.5||18th 1976||22.5||9th 1996|
|October 2015 Total||0.0||0 day(s)|
|Oct 1890-2014 Average Total||19.8||2.5 day(s)|
|Oct 1890-2014 Wettest Total||122.6||2007|
|Oct 1890-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||110.0||13th 2007|
|Oct 1890-2014 Driest Total||0.0||1896|
|Jan-Oct 2015 Total||368.4||50 day(s)|
|Jan-Oct 1890-2014 Average Total||830.8||66.6 day(s)|
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.