As towns and cities along Australia's eastern seaboard cope with flooding in the wake of ex-tropical cyclone Oswald, rainfall figures from the Bureau of Meteorology underscore the scale of the deluge.
Among major population centres, Gladstone appears to have copped the heaviest falls. The coastal Queensland city registered 819.8 millimetres of rain in the four days to Sunday, not far shy of its annual average rainfall of 883 millimetres.
The most exceptional feature of this storm is the extent of the extremes along a very long distance of coast
In fact, those four days exceeded the previous monthly record for the city of 768.7 millimetres, back in February 1911, according to Blair Trewin, a senior climatologist at the bureau.
Gladstone collected more rain over the four days than it did during the whole of 2011 or 2012