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Scone Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|July 2015 Average||45 2.2||-2.5||16.4||+0.0|
|Jul 1965-2014 Average||4.7||16.4|
|Jul 1965-2014 Highest||16.6||24th 1990||24.5||24th 1990|
|Jul 1965-2014 Lowest||-2.7||4th 1971||7.8||3rd 1984|
|July 2015 Total||2.2||2 day(s)|
|Jul 1950-2014 Average Total||37.1||7.7 day(s)|
|Jul 1950-2014 Wettest Total||140.0||1998|
|Jul 1950-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||70.4||21st 1998|
|Jul 1950-2014 Driest Total||0.8||1970|
|Jan-Jul 2015 Total||441.3||54 day(s)|
|Jan-Jul 1950-2014 Average Total||383.2||51.9 day(s)|
Hunter, New South Wales/ACT
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