Wellington Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|July 2015 Average||-1.3||-3.5||14.1||-1.2|
|Jul 1965-2014 Average||2.2||15.3|
|Jul 1965-2014 Highest||12.8||1st 1973||23.2||29th 1975|
|Jul 1965-2014 Lowest||-5.7||20th 1982||6.5||3rd 1984|
|July 2015 Total||1.0||1 day(s)|
|Jul 1882-2014 Average Total||46.9||8.0 day(s)|
|Jul 1882-2014 Wettest Total||138.0||1912|
|Jul 1882-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||67.6||24th 1962|
|Jul 1882-2014 Driest Total||1.0||1970|
|Jan-Jul 2015 Total||330.1||50 day(s)|
|Jan-Jul 1882-2014 Average Total||332.0||40.3 day(s)|
Central Tablelands, New South Wales/ACT
Agriculture Minister Joyce defends White Paper's drought loans, R&D spend and lack of inland rail plan
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says he is sympathetic to the concerns of drought-affected about concessional loans, but has made no commitment to change the controversial schemes any time soon.
Federal Government efforts to entice grain growers into insuring against disasters have failed to impress farmers.
Health experts say new research has found the Townsville Hospital in north Queensland set an Australian record in the number of patients treated in the aftermath of Cyclone Yasi.