Mingela Rainfall Reports
|Date||Rain to 9am||interval|
|October 2015 Total||15 0.0||0 day(s)|
|October 1998-2014 Average Total||22.5||5.4 day(s)|
|October 1998-2014 Wettest Total||86.0||2010|
|October 1998-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||51.6||22nd 2005|
|October 1998-2014 Driest Total||0.2||2002|
|Jan-Oct 2015 Total||536.0||73 day(s)|
|Jan-Oct 1998-2014 Average Total||1026.6||89.1 day(s)|
Lower Burdekin, Queensland
The dry season through Tasmania's midlands, east coast and south-east is becoming a serious situation according to Coal Valley farmer, Justin Nichols.
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.