With 147.8 mm (5.8 inches) of rain so far this month, Australian capital Canberra has set its new all-time November rainfall record. This is 2.5 times more than the city's average November rain, and significantly higher than the previous record for the month of November set in 2010 at 119.4 mm (4.7 inches).
The capital recorded between 30 and 50 mm (1.18 - 1.96 inches) of rain on November 25, leading to overloading of stormwater systems and overland flooding.
The ACT State Emergency Service has received more than 100 requests for assistance since 09:00 LT on November 25.
#Canberra has already had its wettest November on record, with rain still moving through the #ACT surrounds today. Conditions will ease into the weekend but #flooding will continue. Make sure you check the forecast and warnings: https://t.co/CZRvJqHKXG@actesa pic.twitter.com/eJ7MiR2hub— Bureau of Meteorology Australian Capital Territory (@BOM_ACT) November 26, 2021
Continued & heavy #rain is currently increasing the #flood threat in numerous locations. Teams are monitoring multiple areas & #Warnings are being continuously updated. Areas of concern incl: #Gunnedah #Narrabri #Boggabri & Wee Waa— Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales (@BOM_NSW) November 26, 2021
More: https://t.co/Ss766eSCrL@NSWSES @WaterNSW pic.twitter.com/872aUyJE9U
#Flood Update: Situation in #NSW remains volatile tonight. Fast rising #flood waters currently impacting around #Molong, reports of rescues underway. People in #Macquarie catchment should take extra care: https://t.co/S4dyP1u5bA— Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales (@BOM_NSW) November 26, 2021
@NSWSES Molong Unit@nswpolice @WaterNSW pic.twitter.com/5Tn331gHiB
Australia is on track for its wettest spring in a decade and some regions in NSW have already received more than three times their average rainfall for November.
Canberra’s wettest November on record, more rain to come - CanberraWeekly
Featured image credit: BOM NSW
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