PORT Douglas has washed away the rainfall record for October with 127 millimetres falling in 24 hours up until 9am yesterday.
The dumping on the town has broken all previous records which were set in 1964, according to a Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Alicia Duncanson.
“The downpour has been unseasonal - the previous daily record for Port Douglas was 86.6mm set in 1964.”
Other regions to get a good dumping included Mossman with 100mm, O’Donohue Rd north of Mossman with 144mm, Daintree Village 211mm, Low Isles 40mm and Mt Molloy 67mm.
Daintree cattleman Keith Reynolds had 504mm of rain drench his property in just 48 hours, filling dams and waterholes as well covering the Upper Daintree Road.
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