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Autumn break a strange affair as wild weather brings rain to east and west coasts while centre stays dry



A cyclone on one side and flooding rains on the other has set up an unusual autumn break for the far east and west this year.

It’s a rough concept but the ‘autumn break’ refers to the first good rains of the southern winter cropping season, usually triggered by a good cold front or two.

Traditionally, farmers would wait to sow their crops until after the break — or autumn ‘deadline’ — expected by around Anzac Day.

But a quick check across…

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