There was a pleasant surprise in the rain gauge for many this morning, with areas forecast to get just a mill or two getting up to 40mm.
It's mostly all neutral out of both the Pacific and Indian Oceans on the climate front, but some models are picking up promising signals.
The wet weather across parts of Australia to start 2020 is not necessarily part of an ongoing pattern warns the BOM.
The deluge on the east coast may have lulled some into thinking the drought was over, but in the Murray Darling Basin it is far from done.
It's been patchy, but the rain over the past week has farmers hopeful they are finally on their way out of drought.
After the solid early 2020 rainfall farmers are now assessing the best way to conserve as much moisture as possible.
There was rainfall of up to 100mm over parts of SA on Friday, now farmers in northern NSW and southern Queensland hope it is their turn.
There have been healthy falls in strip from SA's pastoral country north of Port Augusta in a south-east line through to western Victoria.