The Bureau of Meteorology has released a drought statement for the month of September.
According to the BoM rainfall deficiencies continue and have increased in some areas of Australia.
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- September rainfall was below to very much below the average for most of Australia.
- Rainfall deficiencies have continued, with moderate increases in some areas.
- Long-term rainfall deficiencies, record-low for some periods, continue to severely limit water resources across the Murray-Darling Basin.
- Root-zone soil moisture was below average for September for most of Australia.
- Water storages in the northern Murray-Darling Basin are extremely low, with no significant inflows during September.
- Above average September rainfall in Sydney failed to replenish its major water storages.