Newcastle Rainfall Reports
|Date||Rain to 9am||interval|
|December 2016 Total||15 0.2||1 day(s)|
|December 1998-2014 Average Total||67.5||10.6 day(s)|
|December 1998-2014 Wettest Total||146.4||2002|
|December 1998-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||85.4||11th 2002|
|December 1998-2014 Driest Total||15.7||2005|
|Jan-Dec 2016 Total||1025.6||112 day(s)|
|Jan-Dec 1998-2014 Average Total||1118.4||129.7 day(s)|
Hunter, New South Wales/ACT
Trampolines have flown into powerlines and a lightning strike has reportedly caused a house fire as a severe thunderstorm tracked from Sydney all along the coast up to northern NSW on Monday afternoon.
Those who blamed last week's blackout in South Australia on renewable energy are dead wrong.
Thunderstorms are affecting six states and territories this afternoon, four of which are under warning for severe storms.