Farms to soak up more 'welcome' rainThursday July 11, 2013 - 11:30 EST
Significant rain forecast for the coming days is continuing a welcome season for South Australia's farmers.
Falls of between 15 and 40 millimetres are expected for most of the agricultural regions, with the heaviest falls expected on Saturday.
There has been a prediction this week that the state's grain crop could be one million tonnes higher than last year.
The president of Grain Producers SA, Gary Hanson, says the latest rain is continuing a dream run, although it could be too much for Kangaroo Island.
"Some parts of Kangaroo Island are very wet - it's almost too wet for some of their cropping paddocks but for most of the state it's welcome follow-up rain, particularly out through the Mallee," he said.
"They've missed out a little bit compared to the rest of the state - they'll very much welcome some more rain."
The weather bureau's Tom Bowick says the falls should be significant.
"Western parts of the state and the southern agricultural area somewhere between about 15 and 40mm, so a bit of a broad range there," he said.
© ABC 2013
More breaking news
A western Queensland family has been overwhelmed by the generosity of a stranger who volunteered to help on a drought-stricken station.
Queensland forecasters have named Raquel as their first ever recorded July cyclone, which has formed this morning north of the Solomon Islands.
Vanuatu president's decision to leave country as Cyclone Pam approached criticised by Save the Children
The decision by Vanuatu's president and senior disaster officials to fly to a conference in Japan as Cyclone Pam bore down on the Pacific nation in March made response efforts more difficult, aid group Save the Children says.