Home Hill News

Late mini wet season in April

AFTER having a couple of months of our “normal” wet season without more than a few drops of rain, the rainfall readings seemed to return to some form of normality in April, with recordings of seven inches and more around the district over several days.

That rain would have been welcomed by everyone who had been watching every heavy cloud that came over the area from the beginning of February—except for our harvester operators, judging by the many flattened paddocks of cane around the region (as our photo shows of a Home Hill paddock).

It hasn’t taken long for the cane to start growing again, but the tangled web that is left behind when the harvesters start in June may cause some concerns for the drivers cutting the crops.