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Melbourne Ap Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|January 2017 Average||15.3||+1.6||28.2||+1.8|
|Jan 1971-2014 Average||13.7||26.4|
|Jan 1971-2014 Highest||30.5||29th 2009||44.6||25th 2003|
|Jan 1971-2014 Lowest||6.0||27th 1980||13.9||5th 1991|
|January 2017 Total||7.0||4 day(s)|
|Jan 1971-2014 Average Total||40.4||8.3 day(s)|
|Jan 1971-2014 Wettest Total||101.6||1991|
|Jan 1971-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||50.6||6th 1995|
|Jan 1971-2014 Driest Total||1.6||2009|
|Jan-Jan 2017 Total||7.0||4 day(s)|
|Jan-Jan 1971-2014 Average Total||40.4||8.3 day(s)|
Less than three weeks into 2017, the desert town of Tennant Creek in the NT is already just 89 millimetres shy of reaching its average yearly rainfall, with the unusual downpour said to be leading to an influx of creepy crawlies.
Rain has continued to fall in parts of Central Australia, ensuring the current greenery continues.
The Great Northern Highway has been closed between Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek, as rivers rise across northern Western Australia following a week of steady rain.