FEB 2017_Perth in West Australia hit by record rainfall

“The Swan River in Perth is expected to peak at 1.6 metres early on Sunday as the runoff from the flooded Wheatbelt region reaches the city.

Torrential rain swelled rivers and washed away roads across WA on Saturday, with the state’s Wheatbelt and Goldfields hardest hit,

while Perth received its second highest rainfall on record on Friday, with more than 114mm raining down on the city.”





SYDNEY..Wettest start to January 2016 on record

NSW floods: Record rain brings chaos to Hunter amid search for missing sailor


A home is surrounded by floodwaters in Raymond Terrace.

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” Dozens of residents in Raymond Terrace were ordered to evacuate, where the Hunter River broke its banks.

…On Tuesday night residents were evacuated from low-lying parts of the flood-ravaged town of Dungog,where wild weather led to three deaths less than a year ago.

..The BoM said the rainfall had broken weather records.

“In Newcastle, Nobby’s [weather] station recorded the wettest three-day rainfall total for January, and that’s records going back to 1862,” senior climatologist Agata Imielska said.

“They had 273.4 millimetres for the last three days.

“In fact, the wettest day was 200.6 millimetres and that was recorded over 24 hours to 9:00am to January 6 this year (today) — so that’s the wettest January day on record there.”




“The River Irwell and River Roch have both overflowed, causing flooding in Salford, Manchester city centre and Rochdale.

Roads in central Leeds, where a severe warning is in place on the River Aire, are also under water.”

“A 200-year-old former pub located on a bridge over the River Irwell was destroyed by flooding at Summerseat, Greater Manchester”



MYTHOLMROYD under water

BELOW..Much of the 200-year-old watering hole in Summerseat was washed away as heavy rains triggered floods in parts of northern England.

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