Drought Statement archive


Date Posted   Description of Item
2014  
  04 April Rainfall deficiencies remain in Queensland and New South Wales, easing slightly in the inland east
  05 March Rainfall deficiencies continue in eastern Australia despite easing in western Queensland
  04 February Rainfall deficiencies increase in Queensland and adjacent New South Wales and South Australia
  08 January Rainfall deficiencies increase in Queensland and northern New South Wales
2013  
  05 December Rainfall deficiencies persist in eastern Australia
  08 November Rainfall deficiencies continue in eastern Australia
  03 October Rainfall deficiencies increase across Queensland
  04 September Continued easing of rainfall deficiencies in the southeast, little change for Queensland
  05 August Rainfall deficiencies ease in the southeast but continue in Queensland
  03 July Rainfall deficiencies ease in New South Wales and South Australia; continue in Victoria, Tasmania and western Queensland
  06 June Rainfall deficiencies continue in South Australia, Victoria and western Queensland
  02 May Rainfall deficiencies continue and worsen in the southeast for shorter timescales
  04 April Rainfall deficiencies decline in the centre and inland east
  07 March Rainfall deficiencies worsen in inland Queensland, continue in the southeast
  05 February Rainfall deficiencies expand in southern Australia, but ease along the east coast
  04 January Rainfall deficiencies expand in eastern Australia
2012  
  04 December Rainfall deficiencies contract in WA but continue in SA
  07 November October rainfall lowest on record for southern Australia - deficiencies in WA and SA continue, expanding in NSW
  02 October Rainfall deficiences continue in WA and SA
  04 September Another dry month for Western Australia
  03 August Record-dry July for SW Western Australia
  06 July A dry start to winter for the Riverina, relief for western WA
  06 June Dry conditions return to southwest WA
  07 May No Drought Statement issued for May
  05 April No Drought Statement issued for April
  06 March No Drought Statement issued for March
  02 February No Drought Statement issued for February
  05 January No Drought Statement issued for January
2011  
  05 December No Drought Statement issued for December
  07 November No Drought Statement issued for November
  04 October No Drought Statement issued for October
  06 September Winter brings no relief to long-term rainfall deficiencies in southwest WA
  03 August Long-term rainfall deficiencies persist in southwest WA
  05 July Long-term dry conditions continue in southwest WA
  06 June Dry conditions continue in southwest WA
  04 May Mixed Rainfall in April 2011
  06 April Wettest March on record but still dry in the southwest
  03 March A wet summer, but deficiencies remain in southwest WA
  07 February A wet January for southwest WA but deficiencies remain
  07 January Driest year on record for southwest WA
2010  
  06 December Australia's wettest spring but no relief for southwest WA
  03 November Rainfall deficiencies persist in western WA
  06 October Short-term deficits ease in Tasmania, but no relief for southwest WA
  06 September A very dry year so far in southwest WA
  04 August Short-term deficits remain over western WA
  02 July Short-term deficits worsen over southwestern WA
  03 June Dry start to the year for western WA and southern Tasmania
  06 May Short-term deficits persist in Western Australia
  08 April Short-term deficiencies eased in east but long-term rainfall deficits remain
  04 March Rainfall deficits ease across eastern Australia but worsen in the west
  05 February Wet-season rainfall eases deficits in northern and central Australia; deficits remain in parts of southeast Australia, southwest WA and southeast Queensland
  05 January Deficiencies ease in northern and eastern Australia; longer-term deficits remain in parts of SE Australia
2009  
  03 December Poor start to the northern wet season; longer-term deficits remain in parts of SE Australia
  06 November Short-term rainfall deficiencies persist over southeast Queensland and the Riverina and Lower Western districts of NSW
  06 October Short-term rainfall deficits develop over eastern Australia and ease slightly over parts of southern and central Australia
  07 September Short-term deficits worsen over the south coast of NSW and over central and eastern Victoria
  07 August Long-term rainfall deficiencies persist; some relief to short-term deficits over parts of southern Australia
  06 July Very dry first half of the year for parts of southeast Australia
  05 June A very dry start to the year for much of southeast and southwestern Australia
  06 May Long-term rainfall deficiencies persist over southeastern Australia
  06 April Long-term rainfall deficiencies persist over southeastern Australia
  04 March A dry February for southeastern Australia
  04 February Long-term rainfall deficiencies persist in southeastern Australia
  06 January Short-term rainfall deficiencies ease over much of Australia
2008  
  03 December Rainfall deficiencies ease over much of Australia
  05 November Rainfall deficiencies expand in southeastern Australia
  03 October Long and short-term rainfall deficiencies persist
  03 September A dry autumn and winter over most of Australia
  06 August Rainfall deficiencies persist over much of Australia
  03 July Rainfall deficiencies persist over much of Australia
  04 June A dry autumn over much of Australia
  02 May Long and short-term rainfall deficiencies persist
  02 April Short-term rainfall deficiencies expand in central Australia
  04 March Short-term rainfall deficiencies develop in the southeast and central NT
  05 February Long-term deficiencies remain in southern and eastern Australia
  07 January Short-term deficiencies ease, long-term deficiencies remain
2007  
  05 December Deficiencies ease following a wet November
  02 November Another dry month for central and south-eastern Australia
  04 October Rainfall deficits worsen following a dry September
  04 September Very dry since late autumn in parts of southern Australia
  03 August Most states still affected by rainfall deficiencies
  04 July Another drier than average month in rainfall deficient areas
  04 June Short Term Relief but Long Term Drought Persists
  03 May Short Term Relief but Long Term Drought Persists
  05 April Drought persists in western WA, southern SA & from Tasmania to SE Qld
  06 March Drought persists in western WA, southern SA & from Tas to SE Qld
  05 February Heavy rain eases drought, but deficits remain
  04 January Driest year on record in parts of southern Australia
2006  
  04 December Drought intensifies over eastern and southern Australia
  03 November Drought intensifies over eastern and southern Australia as spring rains fail
  04 October Rainfall deficiencies intensify in SA, NSW & Vic, but ease in WA
  04 September Rainfall deficiencies spread following record dry August
  02 August Rainfall deficiencies spread in western WA; ease in central and eastern Australia
  04 July Rainfall deficiencies intensify in southwest WA and southeast Australia
  02 June Rainfall deficiencies intensify and spread in eastern Australia
  05 May Rainfall deficiencies continue in NSW and southern Queensland
  04 April Rainfall deficiencies develop in eastern Australia
  07 March Rainfall deficiencies persist in small areas of eastern Australia
  03 February Rainfall Deficiencies persist in patches of eastern Australia
  05 January Rainfall deficiencies persist in parts of eastern Australia
2005  
  02 December Further easing of deficiencies in southern Queensland
  03 November Rainfall Deficiencies ease in parts of Queensland, SA and Victoria
  04 October Deficiencies persist in parts of eastern and central Australia
  05 September Deficiencies eased or removed in far SE Australia
  02 August Deficiencies persist in far SE Australia, ease in NW & central Australia
  01 July June drenching brings welcome relief
  02 June Rainfall Deficiencies spread as autumn rains fail
  03 May Rainfall deficiencies develop in eastern & southern Australia
  04 April Rainfall deficiencies expand in northwestern and central Australia
  03 March Rainfall deficiencies intensify in northwest and central Australia
  03 February Rainfall Deficiencies intensify in the NT and northern WA
  07 January Rainfall Deficiencies develop in the NT and northern WA
2004  
  02 December Rainfall Deficiencies removed in northeast NSW and southeast Queensland
  03 November Rainfall Deficiencies removed along NSW coast and ranges
  01 October Rainfall Deficiencies persist along east coast & in parts of inland southeast Australia
  02 September Rainfall Deficiencies persist along east coast & in parts of inland southeast Australia
  03 August Rainfall Deficiencies develop along east coast; persist in southeast inland
  02 July Above average June rainfall eases rainfall deficiencies in parts of SE Australia
  02 June Autumn rains fall; severe deficiencies widespread in the southeast
  05 May Long-term rainfall deficiencies persist, mainly in the east
  05 April Further relief in far north Qld, but deficiencies persist in other parts of E Aus.
  02 March Some relief from long-term deficiencies in far north Queensland
  03 February Heavy rain brings relief to Queensland and northern NSW
  05 January Long-term rainfall deficiencies remain in parts of northern and eastern Australia
2003  
  02 December Rainfall Deficiencies remain in parts of northern and eastern Australia
  05 November Rainfall Deficiencies persist in northern and eastern Australia
  02 October Rainfall Deficiencies persist in northern and eastern Australia
  03 September August rain brings further relief to southern Australia
  04 August July rain brings further relief to SE Australia
  03 July Rainfall deficiencies persist in the south
  04 June Autumn: Rainfall deficiencies develop over some southern parts.
  07 May Rainfall deficiencies ease across northern NSW
  04 April Rainfall deficiencies persist across many parts of the country
  04 March Heavy February rain brings relief
  04 February Rainfall Deficiencies intensify
  07 January Rainfall Deficiencies persist in east and south
2002  
  03 December Rainfall deficiencies worsen in east
  01 November Rainfall Deficiencies worsen following a dry October
  03 October Rainfall deficiencies persist in southern half of country
  03 September Rainfall deficiencies persist in southern half of country
  02 August Rainfall deficits worsen in eastern Australia
  03 July Some relief but rainfall deficiencies remain widespread
  06 June Rainfall deficiencies affect most states
  07 May Rainfall deficiencies affect all States
  05 April Rainfall deficiencies persist in WA, NSW, Queensland, Victoria and SA
  07 March Rainfall deficiencies persist in WA, NSW, Victoria and SA
  06 February Rainfall Deficiencies develop in northwest WA, northern NT & in NSW
  07 January Rainfall Deficiencies continue in W.A. and eastern Queensland
2001  
  07 December Rainfall Deficiencies ease in Queensland, persist in W.A.
  05 November Rainfall Deficiencies ease in Victoria, persist in W.A. and Queensland
  04 October Rainfall Deficiencies continue in W.A., Victoria and Queensland
  05 September Deficiencies ease in SE Australia but remain in W.A.
  02 August Winter rains relieve WA but bypass south-east Australia: Drought Statement
  04 July Dry spell intensifies in southern WA - Drought Statement
  06 June Seriously dry autumn hits parts of southern WA
  03 May Further worsening of WA rainfall deficits
  04 April March rains fail to ease WA, Queensland deficits
  08 March Rain relief for some, but record dry in WA persists
  08 February New year precipitation eases rainfall deficits
  08 January Rainfall deficits persist in WA, Queensland
2000  
  07 December Rainfall deficit still severe in parts of WA
  08 November Rainfall deficits intensify in WA
  06 October Rainfall deficits intensify in WA
  08 September Record dry continues in southeast Australia
  03 August Rainfall deficiencies expand in Qld, ease in southern Australia
  11 July Rainfall deficiencies persist
  06 June Heavy rain in SE Australia eases rainfall deficiencies
  05 May Rainfall deficiencies spread in Tasmania, but ease in parts of Queensland
  10 April Rainfall deficiencies expand in Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland
  15 March Rainfall deficiencies expand in Victoria but contract in Queensland
  07 February Rainfall deficiencies continue in Victoria and Tasmania
  10 January Drought Statement: Rainfall deficiencies continue in Victoria and Tasmania
     

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