Wetter than average summer for the region

Pictured rainbow over Gundagai was captured by ipfoto on Saturday evening.

Consistent with last November’s La Niña declaration, Gundagai experienced a wetter than average summer according to Bureau of Meteorology statistics, thanks mainly to a rainy January. 

Of the summer’s total rainfall, January was the wettest month where 134.8mm came down.

 A total of 34.1mm fell in December and 43.8mm in February.

212.7mm fell over the three months, compared to the long-term summer average of 153.5mm. 

Total rainfall for 2022 thus far is 188.8mm, with January 7 being the wettest day when 74mm fell.

The highest temperature reached in Gundagai over the summer months was 36.3C on January 2, and the lowest 8.8C on February 4.

As we welcome autumn, days are likely to be wetter and warmer than normal over the next three months according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s Autumn Climate Outlook for 2022.

While La Niña has led to increased rain in eastern and northern Australia, observations and climate models suggest it is likely at or past its peak and expected to end in mid-autumn.

A total of 9mm of rain fell over Gundagai on the weekend.

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