Penrith Rainfall Reports
|Date||Rain to 9am||interval|
|February 2017 Total||41.4||7 day(s)|
|February 1996-2014 Average Total||135.3||11.7 day(s)|
|February 1996-2014 Wettest Total||274.8||2010|
|February 1996-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||139.0||12th 1997|
|February 1996-2014 Driest Total||21.8||2011|
|Jan-Feb 2017 Total||69.6||17 day(s)|
|Jan-Feb 1996-2014 Average Total||226.8||23.0 day(s)|
Sydney, New South Wales/ACT
Australia's energy operator has found power plant failures contributed to the unprecedented pressure on the New South Wales electricity grid during this month's heatwave.
Flying fox rescuers in Sydney are experiencing "the worst season ever" as a record number of bats get caught and injured in nets used to protect backyard fruit trees.
With a few days to go until the official end to the summer season, it looks like parts of New South Wales could still see the odd drop of rain.