Here in Carwoola we didn't get quite the vicious storms described by Denis. Driving home from Canberra in mid-afternoon we passed through about 3 line squalls in 30km and then scored 10mm in two periods before we retired for the night. Another 10.5mm came overnight.
As a result of this we are now up to 193mm for the month of March which is only half over! On 17 March we had about 3 hours of steady rain for 9mm and a total of 202mm for the month. Before this year the most rain we had recorded in a month was 158mm in February 2010, with the current record (198mm) occurring this February
The very heavy falls in the first week of this month have done a good job of water-logging our soil, with bad effects on the vegetables. The tomatoes look as though they have received a good frost