Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Interesting. More rain fell on Brisbane in 1974 and even more in 1893

But what data the bureau has suggests 1893's rainfall was extreme.

Crohamhurst in the Glass House Mountains, inland from the Sunshine Coast, received 907mm on February 3, 1893.

That remains an Australian daily record.

"But what data the bureau has." Probably worth remembering this the next time you hear someone going on about some record weather event or other. Our records don't go back very far and are often of inconsistent quality.

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