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Newcastle Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|December 2016 Average||18.4||+0.7||15 31.7||+4.1|
|Dec 1998-2014 Average||17.7||27.6|
|Dec 1998-2014 Highest||25.3||1st 2004||40.8||1st 2004|
|Dec 1998-2014 Lowest||8.7||7th 2002||18.8||7th 2011|
|December 2016 Total||15 0.2||1 day(s)|
|Dec 1998-2014 Average Total||67.5||10.6 day(s)|
|Dec 1998-2014 Wettest Total||146.4||2002|
|Dec 1998-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||85.4||11th 2002|
|Dec 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 tracks from Sydney all along the coast up to northern NSW.
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.