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  • Renee Cluff

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    Delayed start to the dry sees Cairns record double its April 2018 rainfall in less than 3 days

     The wet season is lingering in Tropical North Queensland, with figures from the Bureau of Meteorology showing Cairns has recorded around 70 millimetres of rain in the three days since April began.

    That’s more than double 2018’s total for the month of April, which was 31.8 millimetres.

    The average April rainfall for Cairns is 162 millimetres.

    It's all due to a weak monsoonal trough persisting across northern Cape York Peninsula, which will continue to bring showers and isolated thunderstorms over coming days.

    Up to 30 millimetres is expected tomorrow and up to 50 millimetres by Sunday.

    This year, already 1481.8 millimetres of rain has soaked into waterways and soils, so it’s been awhile since the clothes line actually dried any washing.

    So, with the hair frizz, mould and gutter moats sticking around for the rest of the week, it might be time to revisit Tropic’s tongue-in-cheek list of how the wet season impacts our lives