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Corowa smashes December rain average

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December 06, 2017

Corowa has already received more than its average December rainfall after 57 millimetres lashed the area and most of Victoria in the first three days of December.

Rain started to fall on Friday and on Saturday torrential rain washed out weekend sport like cricket and brought major flood warnings for parts of the Ovens and King Rivers, with a moderate flood warning issued for the Kiewa, Goulburn, and Murray Rivers, upstream of Lake Hume.
There was also an initial minor flood warning for the Yarra River issued early Saturday morning.
December’s average rainfall is 40.7 millimetres with the most rain on record for December in Corowa sitting at 197.6 millimetres.
Last year Corowa received just 22.9 millimetres of rain during December over five separate dates during the month.
In other parts of the region, Albury received a combined total of 79.8mm at the airport weather station up to 9am on Sunday.
There was 56.6 millimetres recorded at Yarrawonga in the same period which was just short of the monthly daily rainfall record 57.6 millimetres recorded just seven years ago.
The totals were, however, well short of predictions of between 100 millimetres to 150 millimetres.
Falls Creek recorded the most rain in the region at the weekend with 114.2 millimetres up to 9am Saturday.

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