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Monthly weather review, Northern Territory : September 2009



Monthly weather review, Northern Territory : September 2009

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Rainfall Most of the Northern Territory received average to below average rainfall during September. The Darwin-Daly district was an exception, were rainfall early in the month contributed to many sites recording above average rainfall for September. Southern areas of the Alice Springs District also recorded above average rainfall for the month. Stations in the Alice Springs District recorded rainfall in the days around the 3rd. The Darwin-Daly District recorded rainfall from the 5th to the 12th and then again on the days surrounding the 24th. On the 16th, 17th and 18th, the Alice Spring District recorded thundery showers. The wettest overall was 86.6 mm at Noonamah AWS, followed by 84.8 mm at Elizabeth Valley and then 66.4 mm at Darwin River Ridge. The wettest single day 62.2 mm at Elizabeth Valley, followed by 61.2 mm at Noonamah AWS and then 39.8 mm at Humpty Doo Fire Station, all recorded on the 8th. Total rainfall in September 2009 Decile rank of total rainfall in September 2009 There could be discrepancies between the values shown on these maps and those at individual locations, as a result of the way the maps are generated. New rainfall records Record highest September daily rainfall New record Old record Years of record Palm Valley 19.0 on the 17th 18.2 on the 1st in 1997 26 Elizabeth Valley 62.2 on the 8th 53.0 on the 29th in 1986 23 Karama 35.0 on the 8th 17.7 on the 29th in 2007 21 Record highest September total rainfall New record Old record Years of record Elizabeth Valley 84.8 53.0 in 1986 23 Karama 59.0 49.2 in 1988 21 Batchelor Aero AWS 26.6 14.0 in 1999 12 Monthly Weather Review Northern Territory September 2009 page 8

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