Nyngan mayor comments on weather

Mayor Ray Donald said the seasons have been one extreme to the other.

Mayor Ray Donald said the seasons have been one extreme to the other.

This time last year Nyngan was experiencing an unusually wet season.

But 2017 has been the complete opposite. The township has recorded just 29.4mm of rain between June to August this year.

A major difference compared to 2016 when the town received 250.8mm in that period. Bogan Shire mayor Ray Donald described it as a “radical turnaround.”

"I'm sorry to see the way the crops have turned out for some of our farmers around the district," Cr Donald said.

"We put in very little crop, have been hand feeding sheep and cattle. Luckily the wool and livestock are okay.

"I hope people benefit from last year financially and with fodder."

Cr Donald said some crops within the Bogan Shire have been grazed off

"Nature rules supreme," he described it. 

Cr Donald said the dry weather impacts the local economy

"It feeds into the rural businesses, people not spending money, means it could be a hard spring," he said.