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.

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