More rainfall is expected to hit New South Wales, thereby renewing the Victorian floods in the area.
The severity of the change in weather is expected to affect farmers once again while they are still attempting to cope with the loss incurred because of the previous rain. The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted more rain and flood, which is expected to fall mostly in the central-southern parts of NSW on Wednesday. The fall has come following the flooding of the state’s inland catchments in the past few months.
“We’re expecting pretty much all of NSW to get some rain in the middle of the week, especially Southern Central parts,” The Daily Telegraph quoted a bureau spokesperson as saying. “As opposed to heavy bursts, we’re expecting steady rain all day. So in terms of millimeters falling, that does add up.”
The cold front flooding might affect areas like Lachlan, upper Macintyre, Bogan, Macquarie, Tumut rivers and Murrumbidgee. Another target of the rain and flood would be the low-lying farming areas. These include Gwydir, Paroo, Namoi, Murray river valleys, Belubula, Warrego, etc. As per the bureau report, the cold front would pass on Thursday.
Farmer Jon Greer said that almost 60 percent of his grain on the low-lying Gwydir land is affected by the flood. He added that after the rainfall that has already hit the state, the farming land was not ready to welcome any more raining or flooding. This was because the season is meant for saturated ground, making way for the scheduled harvest in the coming weeks.
If the Victorian floods affected his farming land, it would incur him a loss of “millions.” “The most vulnerable (to flood damage) would be the chickpeas and … pricewise, they’re at an all-time high,” Greer said as quoted by News.com.au. “It’s quite disappointing.”
In addition to the central-southern part, the far northeast is also expected to experience moderate rainfall. An SES spokesman claimed that the authorities have issued an evacuation warning for 20 homes in Condoblin.