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Mt Wellington Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|October 2015 Average||3.0||+2.8||33 15.5||+8.2|
|Oct 1961-2014 Average||0.2||7.3|
|Oct 1961-2014 Highest||12.8||10th 1963||22.0||12th 2006|
|Oct 1961-2014 Lowest||-9.5||10th 1990||-2.2||22nd 1962|
|October 2015 Total||32 0.4||2 day(s)|
|Oct 1961-2014 Average Total||80.4||19.1 day(s)|
|Oct 1961-2014 Wettest Total||271.8||2001|
|Oct 1961-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||75.0||12th 2001|
|Oct 1961-2014 Driest Total||22.2||2008|
|Jan-Oct 2015 Total||714.2||183 day(s)|
|Jan-Oct 1961-2014 Average Total||794.2||178.0 day(s)|
Lower Derwent, 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.