Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.


Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.


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Carolyn Archer.

FORTY EIGHT hours after the Bundaberg region was drought declared, rain fell from the sky.

But while some areas received up to 25mm, others didn't see a drop.

Canegrowers Bundaberg chairman Allan Dingle said while any rain was beneficial, some growers fared significantly better than others.

"There have been reports of 20-25mm in some areas but I think the average was about 10mm," he said.

"Others saw absolutely nothing."

Mr Dingle said it was had been isolated pockets which received the most rain, and western areas around Gin Gin and Wallaville were left completely dry.

"They had nothing -- zero," he said.

And Mr Dingle said unfortunately there didn't seem to be any more rain forecast in the near future.

"We'd been hoping to get the tail end of the cyclone up north but it looks like that's heading away from the coast," he said.

The Bureau of Meteorology confirmed this with liaison officer Ken Kato saying cyclone Hadi, currently over the Coral Sea, was about to do a u-turn. …

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