Rain fell in late January.......so lowest ever records of rain for January were not broken.
But that said.......the total amount for January was VERY low, compared to the average or median values.
Rain started to fall over the last weekend of January and has continued into the first week of February. The met bureau describes it as a weak monsoon burst, but heck.......it is raining, and quite regularly, the sky is overcast and cloudy.......typical monsoon conditions, and predicted to continue next week as well.
And Darwin River dam is inching closer to being full, as are local aquifers.
And it is considerably cooler. Blessed relief from the burning sun, although there is mostly enough solar energy to keep the solar HWS ticking over nicely.