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Melbourne Ap Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|February 2016 Average||15.2||+1.1||26.8||+0.2|
|Feb 1971-2014 Average||14.1||26.6|
|Feb 1971-2014 Highest||26.9||20th 1997||46.8||7th 2009|
|Feb 1971-2014 Lowest||4.8||10th 1980||13.5||2nd 2005|
|February 2016 Total||2.2||2 day(s)|
|Feb 1971-2014 Average Total||43.8||7.0 day(s)|
|Feb 1971-2014 Wettest Total||200.6||2005|
|Feb 1971-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||138.8||3rd 2005|
|Feb 1971-2014 Driest Total||1.0||1991|
|Jan-Feb 2016 Total||42.6||15 day(s)|
|Jan-Feb 1971-2014 Average Total||84.2||15.3 day(s)|
Rain in parts of western Queensland in the past week has raised hope that the drought may finally be over, but the long, dry years have already devastated pastures and wiped out incomes for many farming families.
Solid central Australian rain a bonus as pastoral company progresses with drought-proofing strategy aimed at selling heavier cattle
A Central Australian pastoral company says recent solid rain across its five cattle stations is a welcome bonus as it continues with a drought-proofing strategy.
Queensland's first cyclone of the season poses no immediate threat to the coast but may whip up dangerous swells for south-east beaches early next week, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) says.