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Below average September rain in all Australian capital cities

Jacobus Cronje, Sunday October 1, 2017 - 13:45 AEDT

It's been a dry September for parts of Australia, and the country's capital cities have not escaped the lack of rain. Some more so than others.

Not a single drop fell in Darwin, which had its driest September since 2014, although the lack of rainfall has been observed a number of times in its observation history.

Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra have been the standout dry capitals.

Sydney had its driest September in 159 years of record. The 0.2 mm that fell didn't even make up one percent of the long-term average.

Brisbane saw only six mm fall, a meager 19 percent of its long term average and its driest September since 2012.

Canberra managed to get 13 mm, representing just over a quarter of the long term average rainfall.

Southern cities fared significantly better, with Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and Melbourne all picking up around 90 percent of their long term average.

Rainfall outlooks into December are currently favouring near to slightly above average rainfall for all cities except Perth, which could see below-average totals.

- Weatherzone

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