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Sydney Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|October 2015 Average||155 17.6||+4.0||155 28.2||+6.1|
|Oct 1859-2014 Average||13.6||22.1|
|Oct 1859-2014 Highest||25.6||4th 1970||38.2||13th 2004|
|Oct 1859-2014 Lowest||5.7||3rd 1918||12.1||2nd 1871|
|October 2015 Total||157 0.0||0 day(s)|
|Oct 1858-2014 Average Total||76.9||11.6 day(s)|
|Oct 1858-2014 Wettest Total||285.0||1987|
|Oct 1858-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||161.8||13th 1902|
|Oct 1858-2014 Driest Total||0.6||1988|
|Jan-Oct 2015 Total||1076.0||129 day(s)|
|Jan-Oct 1858-2014 Average Total||1051.1||120.9 day(s)|
Sydney, New South Wales/ACT
The dry season through Tasmania's midlands, east coast and south-east is becoming a serious situation according to Coal Valley farmer, Justin Nichols.
The weather bureau says the month of September was the third driest on record in Australia.
Children in remote areas of Papua New Guinea are dying as a result of food shortages caused by frost and worsening drought, villagers say.