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Message from the editor
The prediction of a good early start to the Wet Season has come true for most of the Top End. While it has not been ideal for mango harvesting because of late flowering this year, it has been welcomed by pastoralists.
As with most years, the rainfall distribution has been variable. The rainfall maps on page 17 show Point Stuart has had triple its normal rainfall for the period, Darwin Airport and Douglas River are both up about 75%, Batchelor Airport is up 18%, while Adelaide River is down 19%. Let us hope the Wet Season keeps the promise going!
The editorial team wish readers a safe and happy break over Christmas.
Arthur Cameron and Paige Richter, Top Paddock’s editorial team
Last updated: 19 December 2016