Third wettest month in 16 years
March was the third wettest month on the Peninsula in 16 years.
A total of 410.7mm was recorded for the month by Mr Jim Morrison of Umina.
More than 80 per cent (339.6mm) of this came in the week between Thursday, March 18, and Wednesday, March 24.
The most substantial falls were recorded on March 19 (89.3mm), March 20 (48.0mm), March 21 (98.5mm), March 22 (44.0mm) and March 23 (38.6mm).
The wettest month in the last 16 years was March 2017, which recorded 485.2mm, and the second wettest was April 2015, which recorded 431.9mm.
Seven of the eight wettest months in the last 16 years have been in the last six years.
All have been falls of more than 340mm.
All other monthly totals have been less than 300mm.
The Peninsula's average monthly rainfall is 106.5mm, with the average for March being 156mm.
Spreadsheet, 2 Apr 2021
Jim Morrison, Umina