Melbourne Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|July 2015 Average||7.7||+1.7||12.8||-0.7|
|Jul 1855-2012 Average||6.0||13.5|
|Jul 1855-2012 Highest||14.3||1st 1903||23.1||30th 1975|
|Jul 1855-2012 Lowest||-2.8||21st 1869||4.4||4th 1901|
|July 2015 Total||157 8.8||5 day(s)|
|Jul 1855-2012 Average Total||47.5||16.2 day(s)|
|Jul 1855-2012 Wettest Total||178.4||1891|
|Jul 1855-2012 Wettest 24hr Total||74.4||12th 1891|
|Jul 1855-2012 Driest Total||9.4||1979|
|Jan-Jul 2015 Total||219.2||60 day(s)|
|Jan-Jul 1855-2015 Average Total||355.2||83.0 day(s)|
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.