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Wettest November in 100 years for many places in Queensland, and La Niña will ensure the rain continues over summer

Wednesday December 1, 2021 - 10:39 AEDT
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The Condamine River at Warwick on Wednesday. - ABC

Monthly rainfall records have tumbled across Queensland with some places recording the wettest November they've seen in more than 100 years. 


And the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said the drenchings will continue over summer, right through until March.


"With La Niña persisting for the next few months, Queensland will likely have higher-than-average downfalls that will continue over the the next few months," said the BOM's Harry Clark.


"In fact, the whole country will continue to see the rain continuing, after Australia recorded its wettest November since records began in 1900."


The Samuel Hill Aerodrome, north of Yeppoon, ranked as the wettest place in Queensland for last month, recording 627mm in total.


That's the highest monthly total in 22 years of record keeping there, with 340.8mm recorded on a single day.


The Bundaberg Aerodrome laid down a new high total with 406.2mm rain for the month, breaking all records for 64 years.


Maryborough broke a record set in 1972, setting a new 152-year record of 310mm for the month.


Brisbane Airport set a new 28-year record of 250.8mm for the month, beating its previous record set in 2008.


Applethorpe on the state's Granite Belt set a 53-year record with 235.2 mm for the month.


Here's a look at a few places that set new November records:








Location


November rain (mm)


Years of record








Samuel Hill Aerodrome


627


22








Bundaberg Aerodrome


406.2


64








Carnarvon Station


356.7


70








Gillespie


326.6


139








Maryborough


310


152








Rainbow Beach


297.6


30








Brisbane Airport


250.8


28








Applethorpe


235.2


53








Dalby Airport


219.4


30













- ABC

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