Record Dry May In Sydney  

Posted by Big Gav in

The SMH reports what has been pretty obvious to me - its hasn't rained this month (bar a brief and localised thunderstorm this afternoon) - Record dry May looms for Sydney.

Sydney appears set to record its driest May in 150 years of record keeping, after the month's best chance for rain passed with only localised falls. The thunderstorm that rolled across the city late on Wednesday caused a downpour of 37mm in just 45 minutes at Campbelltown, in the city's south-west, but it dissipated as it moved over central Sydney.

Just 0.6 of a millimetre fell at Observatory Hill, taking the city's official May total to 2mm - below the 3.7mm which fell in the record dry May of 1957. Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Dave Williams said rainfall data had been collected at the central Sydney site since 1859.

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Anonymous   says 11:22 AM

Hey Gav - just chanced on your blog. We share a passion for sustainability. Appropedia.org is about "Sharing knowledge to build rich, sustainable lives."

I'm in Sydney for a few weeks - is that where you are too?

Nice pic by the way.

Thanks.

Yes - I'm in Sydney.

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