Hopes for a wet spring in Deniliquin as winter rainfall stops short.TYLA HARRINGTON September 5, 2014 4:00am
Deniliquin received its equal record lowest rainfall in August for more than 100 years.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, this year’s 1.6mm was also recorded in 1982 and 1914.
And despite receiving 10.2mm of rain on Monday, the region is still desperate for more.
Elders Deniliquin agronomist Adam Dellwo said the rain was better late than never for winter cropping ‘‘but we needed it a month ago’’.
‘‘We are certainly not out of the woods yet but we’ll take any rain we can get .
The long-term average rainfall for August is 35.8mm.
Deni received 19mm in July, which was also below the 31.6mm average.
It’s been a poor return for local farmers after the 52.6mm recorded in June, which was 34.1mm above the average.
‘‘We had an above average rainfall for April, May and June,’’ he said.
‘‘July was drier than normal and August was very dry .
‘‘What happened last year was we had a really good rainfall in October but it was probably too late to be useful.
‘‘We had a terrific autumn so we’ve got bigger crops this year and higher demand.’’
Elders Weather says there is a 50 per cent chance of rain this Sunday, however less than 1mm is expected.
Deniliquin also felt the winter chill this year, experiencing the coldest temperature on record for the month of August.
According to the BoM, Deniliquin dropped to below freezing temperatures, with a low of -3.5°C recorded on August 3.
The BoM’s online historical data says the lowest ever recorded temperature for Deniliquin in August before this year was -3.4°C, on August 6, 1974.
The long-term average minimum temperature for August is 4.2°C.
July also experienced colder than usual temperatures.
The BoM says the Celsius dropped to -2.7°C. The long-term average is 3.2°C.
Although June was a little warmer, it was still below the average with a low of 1°C recorded. The long-term average is 4°C.
A man has been arrested after the alleged sexual assault of a girl in Seymour in May.
Paradise Queen owner Travis Smith is preparing to take on hundreds of runners at this year’s Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival to be held on October 18-19.
As part of its continuing international development, Bega Cheese Limited signed a supply and distribution agreement on Friday, September 19, with one of China’s leading retail groups, Chongqing General Trading Group, to supply them with Bega branded UHT milk produced in Australia for distribution in China.
Murray Goldfields District
Darren Pain from Sportspower is encouraging people to support small businesses on Saturday.
National Party ticket up for grabs
Rail line manager sends out warning after trespassers get too close to tracks to take photos.
Terry Hogan has stood down as Mayor of Jerilderie Shire due to an ongoing battle with cancer.
Heathcote cheerleader Taylah Kurrle is part of the Cheer Factor All Stars team for the Duel in the Desert championship in Palm Springs, California.
International cricket superstar Adam Gilchrist becomes number-one ticket holder and junior program ambassador for local club.
Deni Ute Muster thank myriad of volunteers.
The only consistent thing about frost damage in crops was its random nature, a cropping expert told his field day audience at Finley last Friday.
Tears flowed freely from players and supporters on Sunday when Benalla lost the Goulburn Valley Football League grand final by three points.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.