Truly, it was wetter than usual

THE Tweed experienced a wetter than normal autumn and should expect warmer days and nights during spring, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Murwillumbah received an average 517.2 mm of rain during autumn, or 149 per cent of the town's average rainfall for the three-month period.

The border area received above average rainfall of 496.7 mm, or 151 per cent of the median rainfall for the season recorded over the last 10 years.

Both rainfalls were way above the state average of just 124 mm.

The average temperature for autumn recorded at Coolangatta was 25.5 degrees compared to Murwillumbah's median of 25.4 degrees. The highest temperature recorded in autumn for Murwillumbah was 35.5 degrees on March 1, while in Coolangatta the mercury reached 30.8 degrees on the same day.

Meanwhile, the Bureau is predicting warmer days and nights for south east Australia this spring.



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