Dust and rain for parched land

ANYONE watching the Melbourne Cup yesterday would have noted the amount of rain at Flemington and farmers in New South Wales and Queensland will be hoping for the same this week.

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Root zone moisture levels are still well below par in eastern Australia. Image courtesy BOM

Despite the sudden downpours in Melbourne, western NSW played host to a dust storm but according to Weatherzone, the dust may be settled by reasonable rainfalls between today and Friday.

Weatherzone reported NSW has experienced its fourth driest January to October since records began in 1900 and for the Murray-Darling Basin, it was the third driest such period on record.

A few locations in western NSW have experienced their driest year-to-date in more than a century. For example, Cobar's 74mm of rain during the first 10 months of 2018 was its driest January to October period since 1902, towards the end of the Federation Drought.

Weatherzone said yesterday, thunderstorms rolled into NSW from the west and brought widespread falls of 5-15mm to towns and stations ...

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