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Posted By: JennieG
03-Dec-14 - 03:32 PM
Thread Name: What's the weather like where you are?
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
Well - it's not cold.

I live 5-6 hours drive north-west from Sandra, who lives in the heart of Sydney in the Big Smoke, and here today in the Small Smoke very welcome rain is forecast. Welcome because we are in drought, and the drought is biting hard; we are now banned from using hoses to water our gardens (or for any other purpose), although we can use buckets or watering cans between 6pm and 8pm. Elderly folk who may have trouble carrying buckets can apply for a dispensation, and will be allowed to use a hose for two hours a week. Local farmers are having a tough time, as you can imagine; many are having to sell cattle, even breeding stock which they had hoped to keep, because there is no feed for them and they can't keep buying feed with no end in sight to the drought.

So rain, which is forecast for the next few days, is eagerly awaited.