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Lightning Ridge Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|May 2016 Average||16 14.2||+5.3||23.0||-0.1|
|May 1998-2014 Average||8.9||23.1|
|May 1998-2014 Highest||19.5||4th 2000||32.0||3rd 2007|
|May 1998-2014 Lowest||0.0||31st 2006||14.2||30th 2000|
|May 2016 Total||19.2||2 day(s)|
|May 1998-2014 Average Total||27.1||4.1 day(s)|
|May 1998-2014 Wettest Total||86.3||2007|
|May 1998-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||40.0||4th 2007|
|May 1998-2014 Driest Total||0.0||2006|
|Jan-May 2016 Total||152.5||15 day(s)|
|Jan-May 1998-2014 Average Total||197.9||23.9 day(s)|
Upper Western, New South Wales/ACT
A deep cold front has swept through Melbourne and parts of southern Victoria, uprooting trees and damaging buildings with wind gusts of more than 100 kilometres per hour (kph).
After a disappointingly dry wet season, the start of the dry season is bearing some healthy rainfall.
"I wouldn't say the drought is over ...