Heat and rain to fore in Narrabri weather for 2017

Nine records broken at Narrabri Airport weather station

The 78.6mm of rain that fell on March 6, 2017, was a record for a single day in that month since record keeping began at the Narrabri Airport weather station in 2001. It caused scenes like the above flooding in Maitland Street.

At least nine weather records were broken at the Narrabri Airport weather station in 2017, with the heat and rain taking centre stage.

The year began as it ended, in sweltering conditions with rarely a day in the first two months of the year under 35 degrees.

That reached its peak on February 12 when the mercury at the airport reached 46.5 degrees.

It also was the day a grassfire took hold near Boggabri, threatening the outskirts of the town.