One thing I've learned so far living here is that rain is a big deal when you have property. So many things are dependent on the rain - too much or too little or just the right amount. And we have no control over it.
Guv'nor is very interested in our rainfall and monitors it constantly. I don't know if it is officially, but he thinks the drought should be over now with all the recent rain we've had. He suggested I mention this fact on my blog, so I suggested he give me some more details to use.
So when you're married to an analyst, this is the sort of facts you get (copied verbatim from an email dated 31 October):
Yesterday was the largest event of the year. 9.65 inches in October after 7.00 inches in September.
It has rained on 55 days in 303 days to date. For the year to date we are now at 108% of a normal year.
This means that in 2013 we can say the draught is over, even if the rain deficit from the last three years will still take some time to replenish.
If Nov and Dec are normal we will get 7 more inches.