Wet November wipes out rainfall deficiencies

Wet November wipes out rainfall deficiencies

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Where the rain fell in November. Source - BOM

Where the rain fell in November. Source - BOM

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An exceptionally wet November has lifted rainfall deficiencies in Queensland.

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SERIOUS rainfall deficiencies have been cleared from Queensland following very much above average rainfall during November.

The Bureau of Meteorology says it was Australia's wettest spring since the La Nina of 2010, and the 10th wettest since national records begin in 1900.

Rapid filling of storages continued in the northern Murray-Darling Basin during the spring season.

Many storages are now above full capacity, with storage across the northern Basin rising from about 25 per cent 12 months ago, to more than 85pc at the end of November 2021.

Where the rain fell in the past 12 months. Source - BOM

Where the rain fell in the past 12 months. Source - BOM

BOM said November was Australia's, NSW's, South Australia's and the Murray-Darling Basin's wettest November on record, fuelled by a weakening negative Indian Ocean Dipole and La Nina.

The official forecaster says there is a greater than 60pc chance December to February rainfall is likely to be above median for the eastern two-thirds of Queensland, NSW and Victoria, and patches of the Northern Territory.

Unusually high rainfall in the top 20pc of records is also expected in parts of eastern Queensland.

Where the rain is expected during the next four days. Source - BOM

Where the rain is expected during the next four days. Source - BOM

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