The Bureau of Meteorology’s October national and state climate summaries show a record-breaking month of rain.
Rainfall in October was the 2nd highest on record with rainfall above or very much above average for most of Australia, and highest on record for large parts of the Murray–Darling Basin in New South Wales and Victoria.
Significant flooding affected large areas of eastern Australia, in some areas over prolonged periods, or in multiple events.
Australia’s national area-average mean temperature was 0.19 °C above average for October.
New South Wales had its wettest October on record with cooler than average days and warmer than average nights while the Australian Capital Territory was very wet with cooler than average days and warmer than average nights.
Victoria had its wettest October on record and warmer than average nights.
Tasmania had heavy rain in the north and east.
South Australia was very wet with cool days and warm nights in the south-east.
Northern Territory was generally wet and experienced a heatwave in the Top End.
Western Australia was wet in the east and mostly cool.
Queensland had above average rainfall and warmer than average nights.
Find the Bureau’s state and national climate summaries at The recent climate – news reports and summaries (bom.gov.au)