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Cape Grim Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|October 2015 Average||10.1||+0.9||23 17.3||+2.9|
|Oct 1985-2014 Average||9.2||14.4|
|Oct 1985-2014 Highest||15.1||20th 2013||21.8||12th 2006|
|Oct 1985-2014 Lowest||3.0||10th 1993||8.7||22nd 1986|
|October 2015 Total||27 0.4||2 day(s)|
|Oct 1985-2014 Average Total||63.5||19.1 day(s)|
|Oct 1985-2014 Wettest Total||127.8||2001|
|Oct 1985-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||38.2||31st 2010|
|Oct 1985-2014 Driest Total||17.6||2008|
|Jan-Oct 2015 Total||658.0||158 day(s)|
|Jan-Oct 1985-2014 Average Total||700.0||183.6 day(s)|
Northwest Coast, Tasmania
The weather bureau says the month of September was the third driest on record in Australia.
Children in remote areas of Papua New Guinea are dying as a result of food shortages caused by frost and worsening drought, villagers say.
Upper Hunter farmers are concerned a spike in warm weather across the region could take its toll on crop yields.