Record June rains dumped on Exmouth
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.
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.
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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