The Peninsula avoids very intense rain
The very intense rain experienced across much of Australia's eastern seaboard seems to have avoided The Peninsula in the past two weeks.
A total of 307mm was recorded in Umina in the 11 days between February 22 and March 4, the same total as fell in just five days between February 6 and 10 in 2020.
Last year, 318.4mm fell in five days between March 19 and 23.
In 2016, 329mm fell in the first six days of June.
"Umina appears to have missed the very high totals seen elsewhere on the Coast," said local rainfall observer Mr Jim Morrison.
"Having said that, it is probable that parts of the Peninsula received higher levels than my measurements."Even so, Mr Morrison said: "The rainfall at Umina in the last couple of weeks is significant."
The February total of 283.5mm was the second highest in 18 years, beaten only by the 2020 total of 380.4mm.
In February two years ago, two days had falls of more than 78mm, where this year 78.0mm was recorded only on one day, March 3.
All other daily totals this year have been 41.5mm or less.
Rainfall in the first four days of March totalled 134.5mm, already above the 18-year median of 130mm for the month, with the March average being 165mm.
Mr Morrison said: "Rainfall is measured and recorded daily at 9am and includes rain that fell in the previous 24 hours."
Spreadsheet, 4 Mar 2022
Jim Morrison and Lachlan Mottlee, Umina