/ 16 May 2024

A rainy reason to celebrate

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We probably don’t have to tell Queenslanders this, but they’ve seen their fair share of rain over the past few months – and those downpours have helped the state be declared drought-free for the first time in 11 years… The last 2 local government areas to have their drought declarations revoked this month were the Diamantina and Bulloo shires, both of which are more than 1,000km west of Brisbane. And the photos from those regions, where heavy rains have turned the dusty red landscapes green, attracting more native wildlife, are really something. The wet weather updates don’t end there – the Bureau of Meteorology has also told Aussies to be prepared for another La Niña. It says cooler and wetter conditions give us a 50/50 chance of seeing the climate pattern again. Here we go again… 

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