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.
PASTORALISTS are looking to the sky as forecasts suggest a strong rain band could bring more rain in three days than fell throughout 2019 in some areas.
Many parts of Australia can thank their above average January rainfall at least in part to a strong phase of the Madden Julian Oscillation.
The NSW Rural Fire Service is investigating reports a fire fighting plane has crashed in that state's Monaro region