Rainfall

Daily rainfall observations at Bureau of Meteorology weather stations:

Rainfall patterns are significantly different in the dam and river catchments than on the coast. Read about our water supply in the Tweed.

Monthly rainfall data

Murwillumbah

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2021 173.7 299.4 361.4 834.5
2020 263.9 700.5 119.1 16.5 48.8 102.8 155.8 26 27.2 88.1 8.7 638.7 2196.1
2019 2.4 43.1 175.8 143 62 106 40 18.5 5.5 29.8 6 85 717.1
2018 73 177.4 204.3 60.9 18.7 41 16.1 42.5 50 310 37.8 140.8 1172.5
2017 168 52 1071 23 108 235 26.7 1.8 2 216.2 132 141.1 2176.8
2016 100 54 367 31 7 598.3 15 170.5 60 14 108.5 118 1643.3
2015 271 336 267 254 230 70 47 20 63 68 127 139 1892
2014 98.6 15.2 364.6 51.6 39 33.7 1.2 151 34 6.1 74.3 311.6 1180.9
2013 478.4 346.5 240.4 107.6 59.4 146.5 103.6 6.9 50 51.6 191.9 17.8 1800.6
2012 583 204 158 216 17 118 7 0 0 14 21 107.1 1445.1
2011 254.6 143.8 131 308 58 45 33 157 17 132 128 216 1623.4
Avg 224 216 315 121 65 150 45 59 31 93 84 192 1585

Banora Point

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2021 133 202 652 987
2020 258 867 204 31 84 71 187 18 33.2 100 6 554 2413.2
2019 11 62 303 126 71 127 22 4 13 32 48 82 901
2018 29 226 145 40 39 58 26 43 85 187 39 83 1000
2017 139 60 396 33 118 219 52 2 0 161 132 42 1354
2016 183 57 208 119 8 480 12 127 38 17 69 42 1360
2015 415 434 110 204 204 142 115 23 79 52 150 145 2073
2014 68 40 163 62 111 36 0 232 29 4 21 324 1090
2013 295.5 456 262 231 104 228 121 3 55 47 205 14 2021.5
2012 549 180 166.8 315.5 81 229 69 5 13 20 74 115 1817.3
2011 207.5 82.5 235.5 238.5 102.5 64 35.5 292 15 106.5 47.5 221 1648
Avg 208 242 259 140 92 165 64 75 36 73 79 162 1568

Kingscliff

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2021 154.5 243.5 614 1012
2020 244.5 756 268 34.5 101.5 81 169 31 61.5 91 12 466.5 2316.5
2019 11 72.2 274.5 115.5 80.5 116 34 24 15.5 22.5 40 72.5 878.2
2018 66.5 305 207.5 117 63.5 61 38.2 55 93.5 177 52.5 122 1358.7
2017 158 112 469 51 148 241 19 6 0 216.5 145 92 1657.5
2016 134 84 245 100 8 430 16 153 43 19 36 54 1322
2015 414.5 429 158 180 120 154 111 21 52 58 146 143 1986.5
2014 50 29 150 45 117 21 4 250 67 8 33 389 1163
2013 288 430 242 180 111 261 111 0 53 39 179 15 1909
2012 474 137 155 324 67 213 66 0 14 31 78 117 1676
2011 168 86 228 208 101 62 39 209 23 88 65 202 1479
Avg 197 244 274 136 92 164 61 75 42 75 79 167 1575

Rainfall records

The driest year on record at Bray Park was 2019, with only 716.7 mm of rain recorded (less than half the average of 1571 mm).

Since records began in 1881 there have only been 5 other years when rainfall at Bray Park fell below 1000 mm:

  • 2002 (767 mm)
  • 1986 (846 mm)
  • 1915 (863 mm)
  • 1902 (742 mm)
  • 1885 (754 mm)