Parched grain regions soak up rainFriday 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.
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