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Big smiles for the rain

Tuesday, 23rd March, 2021

Ben and Henry (8 months) Crozier were ecstatic to see so much rain- fall in Tibooburra earlier this week. PICTURE: Rachel Crozier Ben and Henry (8 months) Crozier were ecstatic to see so much rain- fall in Tibooburra earlier this week. PICTURE: Rachel Crozier

By Emily Ferguson

While the rain has wreaked havoc further east of the New South Wales, it has been a welcome blessing closer to home with many towns in the Far West receiving a fair drop.

Broken Hill experienced a consistent drip of rain throughout Monday March 22 with 12.6 millimetres of rain falling from 9am according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Menindee received a sizeable amount of rain with a total of 17.0 mil- limetres falling over the town. While Wilcannia had rain which began from Sunday evening (March 21) at around 7pm until early hours of the morning on Tuesday (March 23) for a total of 27.2 millimetres of rainfall.

White Cliffs had a collective 31.0 millimetres in the early days of this week beginning at 6pm on Sunday evening, continuing through until late Monday night.

It was Tibooburra though who were the luckiest with over 100 mil- limetres of rain falling. From mid-morning on Sunday March 21 the township gradually received a total of 103.0 millimetres of rain, which continued to fall until the early hours of Tuesday morning.

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