The moment that we’ve been all waiting for has finally come: Heavy rain is pouring in Australia, alongside thunderstorms and flash floods, and the rains have already helped extinguish 32 bushfires in New South Wales alone. The number of fires fell from 120 to 88 (at the moment of writing), and the Bureau of Meteorology in Australia are expecting 30 to 80mm of rain to fall in the east of New South Wales until Sunday. Locals are hoping that the rain will finally bring relief to the truly exhausted firefighters who have battled the flames for more than three months now, with little success.
The Meteorology Bureau reports that there were some “good falls” in New South Wales, the part of the country where the flames were ravaging the most. Even though the rain won’t extinguish all the fires, it will certainly go a long way towards containment, and the New South Wales Rural Fire Service confirmed this.
To add to that, the forecast says that more wet weather is to come, but the most important thing now is that dozens of bushfires have already been put out.\\
People were quick to share the good news on Twitter: