Rain­fall brings re­lief across coun­try

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL WEEKLY - Bu­reau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy

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.

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