Only 17mm of rain for month so far
Only 17mm of rain has fallen on the Peninsula so far this month.
This is 25.4 per cent of the August average of 67mm, according to figures supplied by Mr Jim Morrison of Umina.
While the rainfall is well below the average, it is already greater than the August total in five of the last 18 years.
The lowest August total was one millimetre in 2005.
As recently as 2018, the August total was just 6.3mm.
Spreadsheet, 19 Aug 2022
Jim Morrison, Umina