Sunshine to Return as the Clouds Clear; El Nino Tipped to Make Summer Hot and Dry
Byline: TONI SOMES
AT 89, Rebecca Dippelsmann might occasionally grimace about her arthritis, but she would never complain about watering her garden.
"At my age I am lucky to have one," she quipped.
Despite her good fortune she would still like to see the Rose City get a drenching.
"We had 15mm (Monday night), but it just wets the surface. It's been dry so long; we really need decent soaking rain," Mrs Dippelsmann said.
A country girl at heart - her family, the Darrs, once owned Old Talgai Station - she has seen her share of droughts.
"I've been in Warwick 46 years and it's probably as dry now as ever," she said.
Wet weather offered a temporary reprieve this week with our highest falls recorded in the Sandy Creek area where cattleman John Robson measured a gratifying 60mm to 6am yesterday.
Other falls of 10mm to 25mm were recorded across the Southern Downs with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting more isolated showers today. …