During the last 25 years our lowest recorded annual rainfall figures were in the years 2016 and 2017. During both of these years the rainfall was well below 500 mm.
The 2019 rainfall of 623 mm was much better than those two years, but truth be told it was not a good year. The graph below shows how It was significantly below 2018, the 10 year moving average and the 20 year moving average.
Whilst being grateful that 2019 was better than the worst, we look forward to 2020 with the hope it will be a better one – a wetter one.