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Rainfall for 2010-2011

The 2010-2011 wet season was quite impressive.

The graph below (click on it to see it full size) clearly shows the build up of the rainy season, the lull as the monsoon trough moved away from us for a little just before Cyclone Yasi and then the steady decline during March.

Total rainfall for the year: 1580mm
Maximum rainfall in one day: 77mm
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The “World’s Best Climate”

There is a persistent urban myth in the local area that National Geographic conducted a survey and analysis of climates around the world in the 1970s.

I have spent quite a bit of time trying to find evidence of this over the years and so far haven’t found it. But, this is not to say that there isn’t a grain of truth behind it.