My thoughts Michael?
Was watching the ABC and noted a story on the 7:30 Report about the drought near Walgett - a waterhole had never been emptied in living memory. They were standing in this waterhole. That is how bad it is everywhere in NSW. Even northern Australia has had below average rainfall and storm activity.
Light at the end of the tunnel? There are indications that there could be a breakdown in this strong El Nino during February.