Welcome rain has soaked the Grampians regions right as reserves were beginning to get depleted, setting up hopes of a ripper spring.
Western Victoria and SE South Australia were the headline acts in terms of weekend rain, but it may be western NSW's turn this week.
FALLS of up to 100 millimetres of rain are predicted to fall across SA in the next few days, with the bulk of that in the north-west of the state.
Australia is likely to receive stronger and more frequent El Nino activity over the coming decades, according to a new study.
August rainfall has turned around the cropping prospects for Victoria, especially in the Wimmera and Mallee where it was dry all July.
Snow fell as low as 500 metres above sea level as eastern Australia shivered through a late winter cold snap.
There is unusually strong consensus from long term weather models suggesting a wet spring for eastern Australia - but farmers want evidence.
Most regions are enjoying reasonable rain this year - meaning there has never been a better time to look at drought policy according to USQ.
Odd images on BOM rain radars got tongues wagging this afternoon, but the end result was positive for croppers looking for rain.
UPDATED: Victoria and Tasmania have shivered through a record breaking cold snap, but some rain at the end of it will make it worthwhile.