It’s ironically misnamed, but the Northen Territory has just experienced its driest ‘wet season’ since 1992-3. Earlier this month, the Bureau of Meteorology reported that Australia’s total rainfall during the 2018-19 financial year was 351.4mm, 24 per cent below average, and the driest financial year in nearly half a century.September 2018 was the driest September on record for Australia and the second driest for Victoria. But every day brings rainfall that much closer, as they say.