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Maitland Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|August 2015 Average||6.3||+0.7||17 23.1||+3.2|
|Aug 1997-2014 Average||5.6||19.9|
|Aug 1997-2014 Highest||15.5||11th 2007||30.5||23rd 2012|
|Aug 1997-2014 Lowest||-4.5||24th 2003||13.1||7th 1998|
|August 2015 Total||17 0.0||0 day(s)|
|Aug 1997-2014 Average Total||38.2||7.8 day(s)|
|Aug 1997-2014 Wettest Total||131.7||1998|
|Aug 1997-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||67.8||8th 1998|
|Aug 1997-2014 Driest Total||1.0||2005|
|Jan-Aug 2015 Total||726.4||83 day(s)|
|Jan-Aug 1997-2014 Average Total||569.0||81.0 day(s)|
Hunter, New South Wales/ACT
Tasmanian snow: Rescue effort underway to reach couple trapped in snowy central Tasmania; more snowfalls expected
A Tasmanian rescue helicopter has abandoned plans to winch out a couple trapped with their car in Mount Field national park after heavy snowfall in the state.
Rare snowfalls have blanketed the most unlikely parts of Tasmania, with farmers along the north-west coast waking up to white paddocks.
A former employee at the Grantham quarry has told the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry that quarry waste was not used to build embankment walls around the site.