RAINFALL: December has been wet but not as wet as you think

ABOVE: Storm clouds gather over the church at Mallanganee. Photo: Susanna Freymark

Susanna Freymark

The paddocks are lush and green. In places like Rappville, the charred trunks of the trees from the 2019 bushfires are a reminder of the past. Of how dry it was two years ago.

The rain has been welcomed and this month it seems like we had a lot.

Comparing December this year to last year shows 2020 ended with a much wetter month.


December 2021: 262.4mm

December 2020: 438.6mm

Evans Head

December 2021: 300.8mm

December 2020: 415.6mm

Green Pigeon near Kyogle

December 2021: 239.6mm

December 2020: 585.2mm

Total for the year: 1,928.8mm

Total for last year: 1,769.0mm

Green Pigeon rainfall supplied by Lyn Walters

New Years Eve day is sunny with scattered showers, so if you’re celebrating outside be prepared for some rain. Temperatures should stay below 30C.

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