The Katherine region is experiencing its worst wet season for at least 22 years.
And by a long margin.
The Bureau of Meteorology has examined rainfall records at the Tindal weather station to chart the rain received so far.
The "wet season" tracker did not take into account the rain on Tuesday but shows this is the driest wet season since records were taken at Tindal.
And, as locals well know, the rain at Tindal does not always match what happens to the west at Katherine.
Even within the township, falls can vary wildly.
It does match the information provided to the Katherine Times this week by veteran weather watcher Jim Mathieson who said in his almost 40 years of living and recording rain totals in Katherine he has never seen a poorer season.
Mr Mathieson said even with a return to average rain it would difficult for the season to "catch up" from here.
The bureau said there was still more than two months of the wet season to go so the Katherine region still has hope.
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