After torrential rain and flooding caused widespread havoc over swathes of Australia this summer, the wet weather looks stubbornly set to stick around.
Dr Karl Kruselnicki explained that La Nina is working together with other weather systems to create the perfect conditions for heavy rainfall, which could continue until at least late June.
Already this year, many towns and cities along the country’s east coast have reached their annual rainfall, including Sydney, which by early April had seen at least 1112mm of rain.
The average annual rainfall in Sydney is 1164mm, and there is still nine months of the year left go.
The deluge also caused devastating flooding in northern NSW.
Lismore was particularly hard hit with the entire town submerged and hundreds of homes severely damaged after the…
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