Record June rains dumped on Exmouth

Tom ZaunmayrPilbara News
Exmouth was flooded on Monday
Camera IconExmouth was flooded on Monday Credit: Pilbara News

Exmouth has recorded its fifth wettest June day since records began in 1945 after more than 70mm was dumped over the region on Monday.

Learmonth Aero near Exmouth recorded 72.2mm between noon and 2.30am, enough to give June 18, 2018 a place in the record books.

It is the wettest June day since 95mm fell on June 16, 2010 and brings the total rainfall for the month to 138.4mm, just shy of June 2010’s 145mm.

The Exmouth townsite recorded 95.6mm, the wettest June day since 101.2mm fell on June 6, 2010.

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On the other side of the gulf, Onslow recorded 2.6mm to 5.30am.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast clouds for Exmouth today with a top of 23, but the sun is expected to return for the rest of the week.

VideoA 50mm dump overnight has transformed Karratha and filled the gullies, roads and waterfalls around town.

Wettest June days - Learmonth Aero

108mm - June 9, 1968

95mm - June 16, 2010

89.6mm - June 4, 2002

78.2mm - June 11, 1992

72.2mm - June 18, 2018

Wettest June months - Learmonth Aero

223.5mm - 1968

160.1mm - 1951

152.6mm - 1992

145mm - 2010

138.4mm - 2018*

Records were not kept in 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1953, 1956, 1957 or 1964.

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