heavy rain lashing parts of the country in recent weeks the big dry is far from
over — and according to the Bureau of Meteorology, the hard times are set to
According to the latest outlook there is a low chance of
recovery for drought affected areas in the coming months, and the financial
ramifications are expected to take some time to play out.
Bureau of Meteorology senior
climatologist Blair Trewin said the heaviest rain had mostly fallen in places
less severely afflicted by the drought.
"If we look
at the areas that are running significantly above average for October, you're
essentially looking at the south-east quarter of Queensland and the New South
Wales coast from about Sydney north to the Queensland border," he said.
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(ABC NEWS: 25/10/18)