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Merriwa Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|December 2016 Average||15.0||+0.6||35.2||+6.4|
|Dec 2007-2014 Average||14.4||28.8|
|Dec 2007-2014 Highest||23.8||23rd 2013||41.2||8th 2009|
|Dec 2007-2014 Lowest||4.5||3rd 2011||18.0||7th 2011|
|December 2016 Total||2.8||2 day(s)|
|Dec 1970-2014 Average Total||70.6||7.3 day(s)|
|Dec 1970-2014 Wettest Total||219.2||2010|
|Dec 1970-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||92.4||4th 2010|
|Dec 1970-2014 Driest Total||2.5||1974|
|Jan-Dec 2016 Total||666.2||98 day(s)|
|Jan-Dec 1969-2014 Average Total||586.9||76.3 day(s)|
Hunter, New South Wales/ACT
The drought in outback Queensland has forced a family to sell the sheep property they have called home for almost 100 years.
Photographs of weather phenomena around Australia, some of them capturing rare events, have been chosen for the 2017 Australian Weather Calendar.
While most Queenslanders sheltered inside during the past week of severe storms, a breed of professional photographers known as storm chasers were outside, braving the danger to get the best possible shot.