Subject: 1956
From: Lloyd Nielsen <>
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2010 14:42:05 +1000
S/W Qld's current rain for March - 248mm. Wettest on record for March - 310mm. When? 1956. What event took place in 1956?

Steve - The year of tropical cyclones reaching S Qld – 4 over S Qld from Dec 1955 until mid March 1956 - hasn't been an event like it since I believe.

From the BOM site -

  1. Unnamed TC from 6-16 December 1955 reaching the SE Qld coast
     around Brisbane
  2. Unnamed TC from 6-12 Feb 1956, came in NE Qld through central Qld
     and to SE Qld and NE NSW
  3. Unnamed TC from 14-18 Feb 1956 came in about Bundaberg, over SE
     Qld and NE NSW
  4. TC Agnes – 23 Feb – 11 Mar 1956 – came in about Townsville,
     through central Qld to the SW

I was at school in Warwick (SE Qld), overlooking the Condamine River, one of major streams forming the headwaters of the Murray-Darling system. Seemed to be continually in flood for months.

Cyclone track map at

Lloyd Nielsen
Mt Molloy, Nth Qld


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