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Phillip Island Rainfall Reports
|Date||Rain to 9am||interval|
|August 2016 Total||35.9||8 day(s)|
|August 1981-2014 Average Total||92.7||14.4 day(s)|
|August 1981-2014 Wettest Total||156.1||2013|
|August 1981-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||36.0||12th 1982|
|August 1981-2014 Driest Total||20.8||1998|
|Jan-Aug 2016 Total||417.3||97 day(s)|
|Jan-Aug 1981-2014 Average Total||553.3||84.1 day(s)|
Witnesses saw a man being swept away after his vehicle went into floodwaters near Lismore in far north New South Wales, police say, as a heavy downpour and strong winds hit the state's coast.
After receiving record-breaking rain in June and July, parts of western Queensland have received their best August rain in nearly 20 years.
August temperature and rainfall records have been broken across Queensland today, some of which have been in place for more than a century.