Friday, June 30, 2017

Driest start to winter on record has farmers worried, weather bureau forecasts no reprieve to dry spell

Drier weather may have made for a pleasant start to winter across southern Australia, but for grain growers, like South Australian Jordan Wilksch, it has been a source of much frustration.

Most areas of Victoria will need to see decent
 rainfall within the week or farmers will lose crops.
Mr Wilksch has never seen his crops looking so dry at this time of year.
Since March, it has rained just 15 times at his property on South Australia's lower Eyre Peninsula, resulting in a measly 22 millimetres of rain.

"Things have never really got wet," Mr Wilksch said.

"As soon as June runs out we will have set a new record low, the driest in 100 years."

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