In just a single day, torrential rainfall across New South Wales and Australia’s Capital extinguished about one-third of the active bushfires.
New South Wales, Australia (10 February 2020) – Rain has been the cause for celebration here at Good Things Guy for a few weeks now. This time we are celebrating the rainfall in Australia which has helped extinguish some of the wildfires currently raging in the country.
The rain extinguished 20 of the active fires, leaving 42 fires still blazing across the coast. This means a third of the wildfires were put out thanks to mother nature. So far, only 17 of the fires are still out of control. The hope is that continued rains will help the thousands of firefighters rest a little.
“Today we were over the moon to see rain arrive across many parts of New South Wales, with decent fall in the State’s north. Fingers crossed we see this rainfall remain steady and reach the firegrounds in Southern NSW over the weekend.
There are still 42 fires burning and 17 are yet to be contained. Tonight over 1,200 firefighters and support personnel are working hard to make the most of these conditions.”
Australia, much like South Africa, has been plagued by drought for the last three years and the raging fires have been so because the vegetation has been dry.
The Lord Mayor of Sydney said they received the most rain they have had in more than 15 months over the weekend.
“It was fantastic to wake up to much-needed rain this morning!”
“Today has already been the wettest Sydney day in 15 months, and thankfully it’s raining across NSW where we need it most.” – Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney
So nice listening to rain falling last night & driving with windscreen wipers on for a change this morning. @BOM_NSW indicates continued rain this next week & importantly, falls across our fire areas which will be so welcomed by our farmers, fire fighters & all affected. #NSWRFS pic.twitter.com/gJ3aFRQlzF
— Shane Fitzsimmons (@RFSCommissioner) February 6, 2020