Rainfall brings relief across country
RAINFALL deficiencies eased in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales recently.
March rainfall was above to very much above average for much of eastern Queensland, central to eastern New South Wales, south-west Victoria and south-eastern South Australia, and large parts of Western Australia.
Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie brought torrential rainfall to Queensland and northern New South Wales, resulting in flooding.
Short-term rainfall deficiencies have largely cleared from southern Queensland and northern New South Wales.
Soil moisture is below average across much of Queensland, western and southern New South Wales, and Gippsland in Victoria.
In the past week, cold fronts crossed the south-east and brought moderate falls to Tasmania and light falls in southern Victoria.
The highest recorded weekly total was 752mm at Boat Harbour (Rous River) in northern New South Wales.