Mareeba Ap Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|October 2015 Average||16.6||-0.8||14 27.4||-3.2|
|Oct 2000-2014 Average||17.4||30.6|
|Oct 2000-2014 Highest||22.5||24th 2005||39.0||24th 2002|
|Oct 2000-2014 Lowest||12.1||7th 2004||23.9||19th 2011|
|October 2015 Total||2.0||4 day(s)|
|Oct 2000-2014 Average Total||13.8||4.1 day(s)|
|Oct 2000-2014 Wettest Total||42.4||2011|
|Oct 2000-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||30.2||20th 2005|
|Oct 2000-2014 Driest Total||0.0||2002|
|Jan-Oct 2015 Total||582.4||79 day(s)|
|Jan-Oct 2000-2014 Average Total||746.0||86.6 day(s)|
Nth Cst & Tableland, Queensland
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.