Records fall but not the rain
IF YOU thought this summer was hotter and drier than normal, you’d be right.
The figures are in and show that most of New South Wales and the southern two thirds of Queensland sweltered through one of the warmest summers on record with prolonged and, at times, extreme heat, with little rain.
Sydneysiders have endured their hottest summer since records began, Yamba recorded its driest February on record and Brisbane recorded its driest summer in 97 years.
But it’s the lack of rain which is most worrying with below average rainfall extending across the eastern halves of Queensland and New South Wales putting a strain on our water resources.