Young is likely to have a drier and colder winter than last year according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
The Bureau of Metrology originally predicted this winter might be both drier and warmer than average for the Riverina, however, due to a series of high pressures systems we have had colder the usual frosty mornings.
Young’s total rainfall for June so far is 1.6mm compared to last year when the total to this time was 73.4mm; last year was the wettest June for over 20 years with a total of 143.0mm.
The Bureau said the projected total rainfall this month would be between 25-50mm making it one of the driest June’s of the last 20 years.
Local Farmer Chris Holland says that the forecast drier winter will be good for local crops.
“Some pastures may be affected, we’ll still get some rain at some point, but we don’t necessarily need it right now thanks to the moisture content deep down,” he said. “We’ve still got a 90 percent chance of an average crop thanks to the moisture underneath.”