DISCUSSION: As the month of September came to a close, there were a bunch of interesting statistics which emerged with regard to monthly precipitation totals across the entire country of Australia. More specifically, you will note how in the graphic above (courtesy of the Bureau of Meteorology) there were many precipitation records broken across both eastern and northeastern Australia. However, on the other end of the spectrum, there were also some records broken for the driest September on-record across parts of southwestern Australia. Interesting to see how some of the higher terrain across the eastern half of Australia likely had an influence on September 2016 precipitation which is now the wettest September on-record for many places across eastern Australia!
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~Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz