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Gladstone Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|February 2017 Average||24.1||+1.7||33.3||+2.4|
|Feb 1958-2014 Average||22.4||30.9|
|Feb 1958-2014 Highest||26.7||3rd 1997||40.1||3rd 1990|
|Feb 1958-2014 Lowest||17.2||15th 1996||20.8||15th 2000|
|February 2017 Total||54 0.4||1 day(s)|
|Feb 1958-2014 Average Total||148.6||12.2 day(s)|
|Feb 1958-2014 Wettest Total||709.8||1971|
|Feb 1958-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||248.0||5th 2003|
|Feb 1958-2014 Driest Total||7.2||1983|
|Jan-Feb 2017 Total||0.4||1 day(s)|
|Jan-Feb 1958-2014 Average Total||303.4||24.6 day(s)|
WA's Kimberley is in the midst of one of its biggest wet seasons on record, causing headaches for emergency services, remote communities and cattle stations cut off by flooding, but it has not been all bad news for the region.
Some homes in the community of Borroloola on the Gulf of Carpentaria have been evacuated with 74 residents sheltering elsewhere, as they wait for Cyclone Alfred to make landfall about sunrise on Tuesday.
Shacks in the fishing village of King Ash Bay in the Northern Territory's Gulf of Carpentaria have been flooded by the McArthur River.