Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Wheatbelt rainfall welcome for some, too late for others

Friday July 12, 2013 - 14:16 EST

Grain growers in parts of the Western Australian Wheatbelt have welcomed the first significant rainfall of the season but it has come too late for some.

Rain in the past 24 hours has broken a prolonged dry spell in many grain-growing areas.

Among the biggest falls were Corrigin with 63 millimetres and Kondinin with 71.

York farmer and Pastoralists and Graziers Association vice president Tony Seabrook says, while the rain is a huge help to many growers, it has come too late for some.

"Although where we are the crops were suffering, they were still there," he said.

"There's a large part of the state that doesn't have much of a crop and when you're as badly off as that, nothing will change, it's just too late for a lot of people and that's the sadness of the situation."


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Queensland weather: Heatwave conditions to hit state's south over next four days

17:18 EDT

Heatwave conditions have scorched southern Queensland today for a second time in just over a week, with paramedics preparing for another spike in heat-related cases.

Kimberley flooding: Warnings ignored as wild weather lashes WA's north

14:54 EDT

Authorities are growing frustrated with people continuing to drive across fast-moving creek crossings, as hundreds of millimetres of rain swells river catchments across WA's north.

Water sports ramp up on Central Australian cattle station after heavy rainfall

12:33 EDT

Being able to enjoy water sports on an outback cattle station is not something that happens very often, especially in the desert.