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Season changing rain in western Queensland

Amy Phillips, Tuesday May 14, 2013 - 08:11 EST
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Boulia graziers have experienced a failed wet season but 12 millimetres on some property's brings some hope. - ABC

Soaking rain has been reported across parts of western Queensland.

Thirty millimetres were recorded at Hickleton station near Stonehenge in the central west and 18 millimetres at Overton station near Aramac.

Morven registered 32 millimetres, with 20 at Biddenham, near Augathella in the south-west.

Farmer Wendy Sheehan says shearing has been delayed by 18 millimetres falling at Trinidad Station.

"First day of shearing today, so they're all pulled up for the moment and hopefully the shearers will get going again tomorrow afternoon or the next day," she said.

"Winter rain does grow us really good herbage. We'll certainly get a bit of a response."


- ABC

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