Solar powered signs advertising water conservation targets in one of the main carparks in Orange
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Water in Orange
Orange (as per Orange Airport weather station) has a long term rainfall avergae of 882 mm a year, last year (2009) we got just 640 mm. Not the lowest on record - that was 364 mm in 1981. The year 2009 was highlighted by having some periods of lower than average rainfall and of course all that rain we got at the tail end of a cyclone in the Christmas week. See the graph below which was generated on the Australia Bureau of Metereolgy's Climate statistics for Australian locations website.