Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Flooding in Pilbara contrast Perth with second driest June

Heavy flooding has been reported in Pilbara contrast with Perth where dry condition prevails, Australian Bureau of Meteorology said.

Parts of the Pilbara are currently on alert due to heavy floods. Opposite to it, Perth has made a record of second driest June.

According to the Meteorological department, Perth has only received 39 millimetres of rain whereas Karratha region received 209 millimeters of rain in last 24 hours.

Perth average rainfall for the month is 175 millimetres.

Similarly, Karratha rainfall was very close to the wettest day on record. 212 millimeters rainfall in January 2006 was the record rainfall in the region.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Service has predicted more rainfall between Onslow and east of Karratha on Tuesday.

A flood evacuation warning is still in effect at Goulburn in southern NSW.

Original post: Natural Disasters List June 25, 2013

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