Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Weather Watch

April is at an end so I thought an updated rainfall chart. Again, this is not actual rainfall but variation from the monthly average for Cairns Aero. Black is a 6 month moving average and red an annual moving average.

While there were some good falls reported in some locations around the region earlier in the month these mostly bypassed the city and airport. Consequently April was still 100mm below the historical monthly average at the Cairns Aero weather station. Mareeba and Low Isles both recorded higher rainfall than Cairns.

That is the ninth consecutive month of below average rainfall for Cairns. With Cyclone Zane swirling towards Cape York to start the month perhaps that run could be broken in May.

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