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Year's rainfall was 16.3 per cent above average

A total rainfall of 1487.7mm was recorded on the Peninsula in 2016.

The annual total was 16.3 per cent more than the average annual rainfall figure of 1279mm.

Figures supplied by Mr Jim Morrison of Woy Woy show a December total of 62.7mm, which was one third less than the December average of 94mm.

Monthly rainfall figures during the year were evenly split between those greater than the monthly average and those that were less.

While only February and April recorded figures which were greater than 100mm less than average (134.9mm and 141.4mm less respectively), January, March and June all recorded figures more than 100mm above average and more than double their average figure.

January recorded 343.4mm, which was 218.4mm or 174.7 per cent above the average rainfall for the month of 125mm.

March recorded 237.5mm, which was 124.5mm or 110.2 per cent above the average rainfall of 113mm for the month.

June recorded 369.9mm, which was 214.9mm or 138.6 per cent above the month's average figure of 155mm.

Taking into account last year's rainfall, the annual average has increased to 1296mm.

Just 10.9mm of rainfall had been recorded this year by 9am on Friday, compared to the new January average of 143mm.

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