There is a cliche that talking about the weather is the most basic of conversational topics.
Clearly the people who subscribe to that thinking do not work in agriculture.
The weather is probably in the top three for biggest influence on how a farming program is going - I would say the biggest but then someone would probably try to be contrary and say it's trade.
The other cliche I heard a lot growing up was that "you can't complain about the rain because it's good for farmers".
Which, considering the rain that falls in the city does not necessarily make it to the regions, is not true.
But the reality is rain can be good or bad.
Rain at the right time can be a saviour. At the wrong time, and it can flush away a year's work.
Of course, the next saying related to the weather is there is more money in mud than dust! How can weather be boring with so many sayings?
In all the conversations about recent rain, there is the reality that some have missed out.
As the band moved across from the Great Australian Bight on Monday, there were some areas of Eyre Peninsula that recorded 30mm and just 60km away there was 5mm.
And this is information you find out from talking about the weather!