Comparison of rainfall anomalies
1 April 2018 to 31 October 2019, or to 5 November 2019

During the first days of November 2019 a slow-moving trough and cold front brought widespread rain and scattered thunderstorms across Victoria, much of New South Wales, and central western to southwestern Queensland. In some regions, particularly through inland Queensland and central to western New South Wales, this event has brought the first significant rainfall since early May.

While these falls have moderated rainfall deficiencies, particularly through central New South Wales, significant deficiencies still exist. Consistent, widespread, above average rainfall over several months will be needed to reduce these very large rainfall deficiencies.

Drag the divider to compare maps of percentage of mean rainfall (i.e. how far total rainfall is above/below average) for the 18-month period to see the effect of rainfall during the first days of November, compared to periods ending 31 October 2019.

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