Weather catastrophe: Farmers crippled by the 'worst drought in 100 years' are facing another TWO YEARS of scorching temperatures and no rain
- The Bureau of Meteorology has warned of a possible El Niño event by year's end
- Queensland farmers already struggling after five-year drought now face disaster
- Almost 60 per cent of state is in drought, as is 52 per cent of New South Wales
- Farmers in Victoria, South Australia, NSW and Queensland hit by lack of rainfall
- For Australia as a whole, April to June 2018 has been the fourth-driest since 1900
- El Niño could mean another two years of scorching temperatures and low rainfall
25 July, 2018
An El Niño event has been predicted for the end of the year, leaving farmers already struggling with a devastating five-year drought facing disaster.
BOM senior forecaster David Crock said on Wednesday there is typically about a 25 per cent chance of an El Niño pattern developing.