Thursday, January 16, 2020

Relief for Australia as HEAVY RAINS begin

The first significant rain for months will fall on fire-ravaged parts of Australia today as a low pressure system sweeps across the east.

Downpours have already helped to extinguish 32 bushfires in New South Wales as the number of blazes fell from 120 to 88 on Thursday morning.

Between Thursday and Sunday, the Bureau of Meteorology expects between 30 and 80mm of rain in the east of NSW.

It means the end may be in sight for exhausted firefighters who have battled deadly fires for more than three months.

A total of 28 people have died in the horror blazes and more than 2,000 homes have been destroyed.