Drought-stricken western NSW receives the best rainfall in years

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Rainfall in early November has given parts of western NSW some relief, with Bourke receiving 94mm of rain and making this the ‘biggest single rainfall event in the area since 2012′. 

Key points:

  • The far-west NSW town of Bourke received 94mm and water is flowing over the weir for the first time in 483 days
  • Parts of the Riverina got as much as 55mm, while the Hunter saw up to 27mm for the weekend
  • The Bureau of Meteorology’s long-range forecast shows warmer temperatures and below-average rainfall for NSW

Read the full article at https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-11-04/rain-brings-hope-to-drought-stricken-nsw/11669448

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