Orford Rainfall Reports
|Date||Rain to 9am||interval|
|August 2015 Total||9.2||2 day(s)|
|August 1951-2014 Average Total||61.7||13.8 day(s)|
|August 1951-2014 Wettest Total||187.5||1958|
|August 1951-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||83.6||17th 1970|
|August 1951-2014 Driest Total||5.6||1982|
|Jan-Aug 2015 Total||334.1||78 day(s)|
|Jan-Aug 1951-2014 Average Total||424.4||93.4 day(s)|
East Coast, Tasmania
Two men stranded with their car in deep snow at Mount Field, about 75 kilometres north-west of Hobart, for nearly 24 hours have been rescued.
Rare snowfalls have blanketed the most unlikely parts of Tasmania, with farmers along the north-west coast waking up to white paddocks.
A former employee at the Grantham quarry has told the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry that quarry waste was not used to build embankment walls around the site.