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Where can I find information about average rainfall for my region?

Average rainfall varies dramatically around Australia and is chiefly driven by two major weather events, El Nino and La Nina.

The El Nino phenomenon occurs when there is a warming of the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean and this leads high atmospheric pressure, hotter weather and drought conditions. La Nina is the opposite system, leading to cooler temperatures and higher rainfall.

The Australian Government National Water Commission website offers rains charts and maps, as does the Bureau of Meteorology.

More information about temperature and rainfall averages can be found on the Australian Bureau of Statistics website as well.

Naturally, people living in your area of interest will best understand the long-term trends and typical rainfall conditions. That’s where a First National ‘Rural Specialist’ can really help when buying a rural property. Give us a call and we’ll happily share our expertise to help you make the right decision.
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