/ 02 December 2021

The soggiest November on record

Image source: Flickr
Image source: Flickr

It may not surprise many rain-weary Aussies, but the weather bureau yesterday confirmed that last month was Australia’s wettest November since records began in 1900 – and its coldest since 1999. NSW received almost 3 times more rain than average, with some regions from Bathurst to Forbes beating previous rainfall records by 20%. Queensland, Victoria and Western Oz also recorded one of their soggiest Novembers on record. It’s all thanks to back-to-back visits from La Niña. Bearing the brunt at the moment is southeast Queensland. Hundreds of people were evacuated from Inglewood (which is flooded  and towns downstream, and a 73yo man died when his ute was swept into a flooded creek near Emerald​​. And if rain and floods weren’t enough for Christmas, farmers say the price of cherries is set to go up after the rain ruined precious cropsdammit…

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