Bourke gets nearly 90mm as rain continues in central parts

These young fellas were enjoying a big rain dump near White Cliffs.
These young fellas were enjoying a big rain dump near White Cliffs.

Bourke had recorded an incredible 88mm by 5pm Sunday, as the big rain event lived up to predictions in many areas of the state.

One farm near White Cliffs recorded close to 80mm. There was solid rain in many Far West areas.

The rain was still moving into many central areas late on Sunday.

There was good rain in the Riverina and South-West Slopes with Wagga Wagga recording 45mm so far since Saturday. Griffith had reached 36mm by 5pm Sunday.

Rain was only starting to fall in the Southern Tablelands and Central-West late on Sunday.

Cobar has had 45mm, Coonamble 15mm, West Wyalong 22mm, Temora 11mm by 5pm Sunday, with totals rising.

President of the Pastoralists Association of West Darling Lachlan Gall (who received over 13mm in some parts of his place) said :"It turns out that the rain here was a very narrow strip through the place. Better than nothing though. The rain will potentially be a game changer for those lucky enough to receive a decent fall, filling dams that will last two years or more and giving feed an excellent start."

Another 20mm would set them up for a great summer of feed, he said.

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