Just what our plantings needed

A rain gauge near Chipping Reserve recorded 146 mm of rain in the 24 hours to 9 am this morning, but it actually overflowed sometime before its owner’s bedtime on 15 January when he went out in the downpour to find it overflowing – so the true rainfall in City Beach was in excess of the 146mm recorded.  It will be good news for all our plantings which should now get a boost from warm weather to follow.  Hopefully the odd thunderstorm in the next month or two will keep the sand damp enough to get some good growth, help stem erosion and establish strong plants ahead of the winter weather we can expect later in the year.