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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