Heatwave sweeps the nation as unwanted rain hits south

Gregor Heard
December 8 2023 - 3:00pm
The eastern half of the country is either sweltering through a heatwave or coping with unseasonable heavy rain. Photo via Shutterstock.
The eastern half of the country is either sweltering through a heatwave or coping with unseasonable heavy rain. Photo via Shutterstock.

Much of the nation is in the grips of a sweltering early summer heatwave, with temperatures pushing into the high 40s in parts of northern South Australia and western NSW and Queensland.

Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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