As a follow up to our note on the BOM/CSIRO local climate guides, we’ve come across a Bendigo Advertiser 1991 table of rainfall in Bendigo over the period 1863 to 1990.
The average annual rainfall over that 127 year period was 553 mls. The average for the period 1989 to 2018 has been 460 mls–a drop of 93 mls per year. So, if you’re old enough to have decided things are getting dryer around here, you’re probably right…
This is very interesting and the comparison is made over long enough period that the result is probably significant. I would like to see a BOM comment on them.
Just a small point: the unit for rainfall is millimetres (mm) , not millilitres (mls).