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Eddystone Point Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|January 2017 Average||14.3||+0.7||22.4||+1.4|
|Jan 1957-2014 Average||13.6||21.0|
|Jan 1957-2014 Highest||19.6||29th 1974||36.5||4th 2013|
|Jan 1957-2014 Lowest||5.0||18th 1966||14.7||6th 1965|
|January 2017 Total||16.2||3 day(s)|
|Jan 1909-2014 Average Total||45.0||9.3 day(s)|
|Jan 1909-2014 Wettest Total||164.2||1995|
|Jan 1909-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||79.0||29th 1995|
|Jan 1909-2014 Driest Total||0.5||1939|
|Jan-Jan 2017 Total||16.2||3 day(s)|
|Jan-Jan 1909-2014 Average Total||45.0||9.3 day(s)|
Less than three weeks into 2017, the desert town of Tennant Creek in the NT is already just 89 millimetres shy of reaching its average yearly rainfall, with the unusual downpour said to be leading to an influx of creepy crawlies.
The Great Northern Highway has been closed between Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek, as rivers rise across northern Western Australia following a week of steady rain.
Floodwaters have cut off outback cattle stations in the Northern Territory as heavy rainfall continues.