October hasn't yet come to a close, but the Mudgee Airport weather station has already passed the average annual rainfall figure for the location, with the wet weekend the tipping point.
Typically Mudgee can expect 650mm for the entire year, however more than 665mm has already registered during 2020 - marking a pleasant change from the previous three years that have each had shortfalls in the hundreds of millimetres.
Between Friday night and Monday morning, the weather station recorded a total of 36.6mm of rainfall.
The bulk of which being 22.2mm that came in the 24-hour period ending at 9am on Sunday morning. This was also the wettest day of the month so-far.
As of Monday the location had received just over 49mm during the first 26 days, 11 of those seeing rainfall.
The station's October average is 53.7mm, which could potentially be passed in 2020 with over a millimetre falling since 9am on Monday and 'possible showers' forecast for the remainder of the traditional working week.
It follows a wetter than average start to the spring season for Mudgee, with September 2020 recording 63mm from eight rainy days, compared to a monthly average of 60.7mm.
Last month saw a tie for wettest day, with the 24-hour periods ending at 9am on Thursday the 10th and Sunday the 20th both receiving 17mm each.
The year-to-date figure for the location was 665.4mm as of Monday, compared to the January-October average of 525.5mm.
Recently the Bureau of Meterology confirmed a La Nina is occurring over the Pacific Ocean, resulting in a rainy spring and summer.
The weather events are associated with cooler weather, more rain, an increased chance of flooding and tropical cyclones.
With the last La Nina - which occurred from 2010 to 2012 - leading to one of Australia's wettest two-year periods on record.
However, the bureau said it's not expected to be so severe this time around, although it is likely to be of moderate strength.
While the Mudgee Airport weather station did record a soaking over the weekend, it paled in comparison to some locations throughout the state.
The two-day totals were impressive for many areas including Gunnedah 92mm, Quirindi 91mm, Moree 45mm, Walgett 51mm, Cowra 47mm, Tumbarumba 89mm, and West Wyalong 40mm.
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