ABOVE: Kyogle’s big turkey in February 2022. Photo: Contributed
We all know 2022 was a wet year.
The Bureau of Meteorology has recorded the weather in different locations and for varied times.
For instance in Tabulam there has been 52 years of records. Last year Tabulam recorded a rainfall of 1925mm.
Evans Head has had 25 years of records and recorded 2094mm of rain last year.
A long way from here in the Central West, Lake Cargelligo recorded the highest rainfall in 140 years of collecting weather data.
The weather station at the airport recorded more than 925mm in 2022.
Here are some of the Northern Rivers rainfall totals from the Bureau of Meteorology database where the amount was greater than 1500mm.
3207mm Boat Harbour
3051mm Bentley (average 1288mm)
3042mm McLeans Ridges
2933mm North Murwillumbah
2915mm Byron Bay
2915mm Lillian Rock
2896mm Ballina Airport
2861mm Green Pigeon
2709mm Rock Valley
2579mm New Italy
2094mm Evans Head (average 1461mm)
1925mm Tabulam (average 978mm)
1659mm Drake (average 1080mm)
1502mm Casino Airport (average 1071mm)
Not all places are recorded on the database.