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22 March - Cullenswood, Tasmania has its record rainfall.

Unread postby Max ADU » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:08 pm

Today in Australian History
Friday, March 22, 1974.


Tasmania records its highest rainfall within a single day.

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Although Australia is the driest continent, apart from Antarctica, it is periodically subject to a variety of weather conditions which bring flooding rains.

Tasmania's highest recorded rainfall in a single day occurred at Cullenswood on 22 March 1974. The total rainfall on this date was 352 mm. This was the same year that Australia's eastern states were saturated and Brisbane, Queensland experienced severe flooding.

Interestingly, Tasmania - which is not normally regarded as a dry state - recorded the second lowest 24 hour rainfall record, being higher only than South
Australia's highest daily total of 272 mm.

By contrast, Queensland's highest rainfall total within a single day was 907 mm.
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