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North-west Victoria records drier spring

Tuesday December 3, 2013 - 11:01 EDT

The weather bureau has confirmed it was a drier than normal spring for much of north-west Victoria.

The rain that grain growers in the Mallee were hoping for during spring largely failed to arrived.

Mildura's total 34 millimetres was less than half the average for September to November.

The Bureau of Meteorology says areas north and west of Horsham generally received between half and three-quarters of their average rainfall from September to November.

Things were better further to the south, where rainfall totals at centres such as Kanagulk and Longerenong were slightly above normal.

Daytime temperatures were mostly above average.

The bureau is forecasting temperatures and rainfall to be close to normal over summer.


- ABC

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