Highest April rainfall in 40 years for Warragul

There was plenty of rain around in April across the region.

Warragul has recorded its highest April rainfall total in more than 40 years for its wettest start to the year since 1946. The result comes as the district gained an early taste of winter with cold and wet weather hitting

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April average rainfall levels reached in just one weekend

A large dumping of rain over the past weekend was a welcome sight for farmers.

Farmers are on track for a strong autumn break with rainfall over the weekend already at average April levels. The first month of autumn saw 47.2mm of rain recorded in Warragul, below the 115 year March average of 65mm. But,

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More rain as Warragul gets a wet start to 2020

There was plenty of rain around in April across the region.

More solid rain last month has given Warragul one of its wettest starts to a year. The 117.8 millimetres recorded last month took the January-February total to 234.4 millimetres. The same period last year produced just 55.4 millimetres. Only three

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Warragul has wettest January since 1991 with 116mm of rain

With above average rainfall to start 2020, local farmers are having a bumper hay season.

If history is any guide, the Warragul area could be in for an above average year for the amount of rain it gets. Last month’s rain gave a good start to the year; the 116.6 millimetres recorded in Warragul was

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Wettest year since 2012 for Warragul region

Rainfall was up significantly from last year in the Warragul area.

The Warragul area had its wettest year since 2012 with 972.4mm recorded. While rainfall levels varied across the West Gippsland region, rainfall recorded at the Bureau of Meteorology station at Nilma North indicated total rainfall for 2019 rose significantly from

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Warragul’s October rain falls short of average

October has fallen well short of the average rainfall for the month, with just 69.3 millimetres hitting the ground in the region over 31 days.

Rainfall across West Gippsland last week has seen dams and tanks overflowing as the weekly rainfall was almost as high as the average monthly rainfall. Rainfall recorded for Warragul last week was 88mm, just short of the 115-year average of

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Wettest August since 1975

Flood Water

A largely sunny start to September has been an ideal back-up to one of the wettest Augusts on record in West Gippsland. But a mix of more rain and sun will be needed across the spring months to set up

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Summer heat arrives

Swimming was a hit as the first hot spell of summer came last week, with temperatures reaching mid-30s on Thursday and Friday.

Warragul experienced above average rainfall for the month of November, but it comes ahead of an anticipated warmer than usual summer. Despite the long-range prediction, Gippsland Water don’t expect to impose water restrictions because of good local water supplies. The

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Big dry tests farmers

Strzelecki farmer Mark Virgona cut less than half his normal hay harvest after just 10mls fell in October.

Strzelecki farmer Mark Virgona is at the cutting edge of last year’s dry spring with less than half his normal hay harvest. He cut just 166 bales from the hay paddock on his small mixed farm this spring, compared with

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Rain needed for hay harvest

This year’s hay harvest has been severely knocked around by a lack of rainfall.

West Gippsland district farmers are not at the point of no return for a reasonable hay harvest but they likely will be soon if there aren’t some good rainfalls. Pasture specialist with the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and

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