Kempsey Ap Rainfall Reports
|Date||Rain to 9am||interval|
|October 2015 Total||14 0.0||0 day(s)|
|October 2001-2014 Average Total||74.0||10.1 day(s)|
|October 2001-2014 Wettest Total||247.8||2004|
|October 2001-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||69.4||20th 2004|
|October 2001-2014 Driest Total||9.4||2013|
|Jan-Oct 2015 Total||988.8||131 day(s)|
|Jan-Oct 2001-2014 Average Total||928.2||117.7 day(s)|
Mid North Coast, New South Wales/ACT
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.