There were more ducks than golfers at Rich River Golf Club on Saturday due to the wet weather, as the district receives decent rainfall.IVY WISE June 18, 2014 3:23am
The 33.4mm of rain that fell in Echuca at the weekend brought the monthly total to 81mm, nearly doubling the June average.
Most (15mm) fell in the 24 hours until 9am Friday, while Saturday recorded 11.2mm and Sunday 7.2mm.
Bureau of Meteorology Victorian climatologist Kevin Smith said Echuca was reaching record levels, with the highest June rainfall for the district recorded at 102.6mm in 1910.
‘‘You’re in the top 10 per cent of record levels,’’ Mr Smith said.
‘‘You have certainly had plenty of rain and copped some thunderstorms.’’
Echuca is faring better than surrounding towns, with Rochester recording 66.4mm for the month and Kyabram 53mm.
Echuca’s wettest month this year was April, with 91.3mm of rain, bringing the year-to-date rainfall for the district to 269.4mm.
Mr Smith said although conditions were starting to cool down, temperatures were still expected to be warmer than average and there was a 70 per cent chance of an El Nino developing.
Neighbourhood Watch Week will start with a sizzle — a sausage sizzle to be precise — at Sevens Creek Dve in Kialla.
Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) and other emergency services are preparing for the next round of wild weather in the north-east.
It was clear blue skies last Tuesday for the official launch of the Gargarro (pronounced Ga-gar-ro) Botanic Gardens in Girgarre.
SNAKES will be coming out of hiding as the weather warms up.
KATH Bubb has been recognised for 50 years of service with the Ballendella Red Cross.
IT EXPERTISE in Kyabram has received recognition after Advance Computing won a Microsoft Australia Partner Award in the excellence in regional area customer category.
Seymour A and B-grade in season decider
Extensive rainfall in the Southern Riverina is having a negative impact on farming.
McIvor Creek – in and around Heathcote – has gone over its banks with all our recent rain, flooding streets and causing closures and detours.
Yarroweyah's Katie Anderson will be heading to Wisconsin in the United States after winning the Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship.
After a 30-year career as an accountant in Deniliquin, Peter Skipworth officially retires today.
Tuesday, August 16
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