Rainfall totals for last year are in and it is no surprise how high the numbers are

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.

3958mm Rosebank

3447mm Uki

3328mm Mullumbimby

3269mm Clunes

3207mm Boat Harbour

3106mm Murwillumbah

3091mm Nimbin

3051mm Bentley (average 1288mm)

3042mm McLeans Ridges

2985mm Dorrigo 

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)

1794mm Whiporie

1659mm Drake (average 1080mm)

1650mm Grafton

1502mm Casino Airport (average 1071mm)

Not all places are recorded on the database.

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