Located in the desert centre of Australia, Uluru is known for its size and striking red colour as well as its sacred significance for Anangu, its traditional Aboriginal Australian owners, but rarely for rain.
Taller than the Eiffel Tower, its banks became temporary waterfalls at Christmas after downpours swept the area. The Bureau of Meteorology called the conditions a one-in-fifty-year event.
The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park was closed to visitors Monday local time due to “an extreme weather event,” according to Parks Australia. It reopened Tuesday.