Nowra rainfall down 130mm on average

Like many Nowra gardens and lawns, local playing fields are also certainly feeling the lack of rain in the area. Photo: Damian McGill
Like many Nowra gardens and lawns, local playing fields are also certainly feeling the lack of rain in the area. Photo: Damian McGill

Have you wondered why your lawn is browning off and the plants in the garden seem to be struggling?

It’s because up until now the region has received 130mm less than its average rainfall.

The Bureau of Meteorology records show Nowra has received just 76.6mm of rain compared to the average rainfall up until this time of the year of 206.1mm.

The area has received rain on just 20 days compared to the average of 23 days.

And considering 38.4mm of those 76mm fell on the one day, January 10, things are very bleak.

Up until this time last year the area had received 113mm of rain on 15 days.

The biggest rainfall for February so far was 2.2mm on February 3.

Overall for February the area has received just 7.4mm of rain on six days.

Certainly a long way short of the average for the month of 132.8.

Unfortunately the forecast doesn’t look like there will be any real relief in the near future.

Possible shows on Saturday and Sunday are only predicted to produce 1mm of rain, while there is a 70 per cent chance of 5-10mm on Monday, and 1-5mm both Tuesday and Wednesday.

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