Weather forecasting is not an exact science, but why the meteorological boffins get it so wrong all the time I’ll never understand.
The first month of the year has come and gone, and the forecast thunderstorms have simply failed to appear. For two months now we’ve had only an occasional shower that has hardly wet the rain gauge.
Dams are virtually empty, so with no water for irrigation there’s no point in planting grazing crops. Stock have been moved up the mountain where the perennial spring is still providing water, thank goodness, but for how much longer is anyone’s guess.
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February 1, 2019