Colin Brooks is dealing with drought on his Murwillumbah property.
Colin Brooks is dealing with drought on his Murwillumbah property. Blainey Woodham

Tweed Valley on track for driest Feb as no rain falls

DRY, dusty and devoid of rain.

That's the wrap of the weekend's weather around the Tweed Shire, with the valley still desperately in need of a downpour after looming cloud cover failed to deliver.

As reported in Saturday's Daily News, the average rainfall for February is 231mm, but so far only 5mm has fallen on the valley, leading to drought conditions.The Tweed Coast hasn't fared much better, with only 25mm falling, compared to an average of 125mm.

Like last week, forecasts from both the Bureau of Meteorology and Weatherzone point to possible showers until Sunday, with a 90% chance of rain predicted most days.

However, if rain does hit, only 1mm to 5mm of rain is expected on most days - barely enough to keep the grass green, let alone sustain productive farming.

Meteorologists, such as Weatherzone's Ben McBurney, have predicted this year could be one of the driest on record.



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