Septem­ber rain­fall sec­ond-low­est

Albany Extra - - News - Shan­non Smith

Albany Air­port recorded its sec­ond low­est Septem­ber rain­fall on record, with only 44.4mm fall­ing through­out the month.

The to­tal is only 1mm more than the low­est Septem­ber rain­fall tally, recorded in 1967 when just 43.3mm fell.

The av­er­age monthly rain­fall is dou­ble the 2018 tally, sit­ting at 88.5mm.

The Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy’s Neil Ben­nett said 2018 rain­fall for Albany was be­low av­er­age.

“As we move into the early months of spring, we start to see the cold-front ac­tiv­ity be­come less fre­quent than dur­ing the winter months,” he said.

“This month there has been al­most a com­plete drop in cold fronts from the mid­dle of the month, as high-pres­sure sys­tems have dom­i­nated the weather charts.”

Over the next week Albany can ex­pect show­ers on and off and there is a chance of a storm to­day, with tem­per­a­tures ex­pected to reach 20C.

There is high chance of 2 to 6mm of rain fall­ing to­day, most likely in the af­ter­noon.

The av­er­age rain­fall for Oc­to­ber is 70.8mm and in­clud­ing yes­ter­days falls, up to 28mm of rain­fall is pos­si­ble over the next week.

Mount Barker is fore­cast 5 to 10mm to­day, 3 to 6mm for Jer­ra­mungup and Cran­brook.

Fur­ther in­land, Katan­ning re­ceived a to­tal of only 12mm for the month of Septem­ber, Lake Grace re­ceived 6.6mm and Nar­ro­gin had 18mm fall.

Katan­ning’s av­er­age Septem­ber rain­fall is 53.9, Nar­ro­gin’s is 46.7mm and Lake Grace’s is 28.9mm. Katan­ning, Lake Grace and Nar­ro­gin are also set to re­ceive scat­tered show­ers over the com­ing days.

As we move into the early months of spring, we start to see the cold-front ac­tiv­ity be­come less fre­quent than dur­ing the winter months.

Neil Ben­nett

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