Why is Townsville so dry? BOM explains its the topography
By Jenny Woodward and Allyson Horn
The report includes the following table:
It seems, as happens all too often, ABC has no sense of history. The reported figures come from currently open BOM stations. Taking a mere moment to look a little deeper through the available weather data changes things a little. Here's an updated table reflecting the full range of available data. This shows ABC score a palty 25% on the rainfall facts.
It is sad that ABC's reporters lack the curiosity to do their work properly. Sadder still is that these errors are paid for by the rest of us.