Australian drought intensifies over past five months: weather bureau

FILE PHOTO: A lone tree stands near a water trough in a drought-effected paddock on Jimmie and May McKeown's property located on the outskirts of town of Walgett, in New South Wales, Australia, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A drought across Australia’s east coast has intensified after near record-low levels of rain across much of the region over the past five months, the country’s weather bureau said on Wednesday. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said nearly all of the country’s east coast recorded well below average rains between April 1 and […]

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