The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) parts of Queensland have recorded more rain in two days than their rainfall total for the past two years. "So far in March, Thargomindah airport has seen 201 millimetres. This is also making it the wettest month on record at this station," a BOM spokesman said. "Thargomindah airport, the past two years, has seen a combined total of 166mm of rainfall, so it's already eclipsed that just in two days." The wettest March had previously been in 2010 with 199mm.
Mr Kennedy said it was a similar story at Birdsville. "The past two years, its combined rainfall was 130mm and just in two days it's seen 125mm, so substantial rainfall." Rivers are experiencing major floods and homesteads are cut off as records tumble across the region. "I've gone back through some record books here and the last time there's any sort of an event is … 1990 and 1991. "It's probably one of the biggest events in history for us. "It's just been monsoonal-type rain set in and it'll just rain consistently for two or three hours and then let up, then six or seven hours later it'll go again." ABC
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