Mount Larcom farmer Peter Brady checks the rain gauge every morning.
Mount Larcom farmer Peter Brady checks the rain gauge every morning. Ren Lanzon

Mt Larcom gauge has been recording rainfall since 1908

MOUNT Larcom farmer Peter Brady has a vested interest in rainfall because as the saying goes, "You can make money out of mud but you can't make money out of dirt".

Every morning at 9, the official rain gauge reading time, Mr Brady records the daily rainfall.

His recordings were started by the Luke family in 1908.

They show an above average rainfall for the past five years.

"Saying that, we could go for the next four months with little or no rain," he said.

"We could do with a increase (of rain), but that means some poor bugger will get a decrease and I hope it is not out in Emerald or Longreach because they're having a tough trot at the moment."

Scientists at CSIRO have predicted next year could bring heavy rain and flooding, because of a huge La Nina weather system expected to impact the east coast of Australia.



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