VIDEO: Australian drought: Farmers and families rejoice in the rain


Australia is seeing one of its longest dry spells, and farmers have been particularly hit.

But a series of rainstorms broke out in New South Wales over the weekend, bringing much-needed relief to parched lands.

The country needs much more water to end the current drought, but that didn’t stop some farmers and their families revelling in the rain, BBC reports.

Latest Higgins storm chasing report - "The Darling river in NW NSW has risen almost 2 meters at Bourke and is now running over the weir. The lower Warrego River is in minor flood which will run into the Darling River just down stream. The flows might even make down stream to Tilpa and Wilcannia in coming weeks "