Driest year in 15

rainfallRainfall as measured by Jim Morrison of Umina

[Umina] The Peninsula has rounded out its 2019 with a very low final rainfall total final rainfall total of 990.7mm, well shy of its yearly average of 1268. mm, according to rainfall data compiled by Umina’s Mr Jim Morrison.

As of December 20, not even 1mm of rain has fallen on the Peninsula this December with Bureau of Meteorology forecasts for the next week indicating this is unlikely to change. Should December end without any rainfall it will officially be the driest month of 2019, a record currently held by May which saw just 5mm of rainfall.

It’s a disappointing result for the 12th month which on average usually sees around 90mm of rainfall. In a worrying sign, December 2019 is also the driest December recorded by Mr Morrison in the past 15 years. It’s also the driest year recorded by Mr Morrison and the first time the Peninsula has recorded under 1000mm of rain.

SOURCE: Spreadsheet, 20 Dec 2019 Jim Morrison, Umina

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