Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Parched grain regions soak up rain

Friday July 12, 2013 - 14:19 EST

Parts of the struggling Wheatbelt have received a welcome boost, with significant rainfall in northern and central grain growing areas.

Most upper grain growing areas have been extremely dry since the start of June, sparking fears about the future of the season.

However, farmers in the region have reported falls of 50 millimetres in Kondinin and Corrigin, 45mm in Hyden and 34mm in Quairading.

Farmers in Beverley and Kellerberrin each reported falls of 25mm, while there were falls of 18mm in Muntadgin.

Badgingarra officially recorded 17mm, with 11mm in Dalwallinu.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

NT weather: Bureau predicts week of wet weather across state

20:15 EDT

Territorians should brace themselves for a very wet week, with rainfalls of up to 300 millimetres expected in some areas.

Stormy start to the week

16:25 EDT

Severe thunderstorms are affecting three states this afternoon.

Trans-Tasman temperature contrast

15:28 EDT

New Zealand is experiencing an unseasonably cool summer, whilst parts of eastern Australia endure their hottest start to the year on record.