Foal Sees Rain for First Time at Drought-Stricken New South Wales Property

Residents and animals rejoiced when drought-stricken central New South Wales received relief in the form of above-average rainfall in early November.

After experiencing rainfall deficiencies for well over a year, welcome storms moved through the area November 2 through November 4. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology recorded over 42 millimeters (1.7 inches) of rainfall for the region on November 4.

Nyngan resident Natalie Cepeniuk captured this video of her weeks-old foal experiencing rainfall for the first time.

Cepeniuk said, “It is the first time she has seen rain, and she didn’t know whether to lie down or play in the puddles … We have not had decent rain in two years, and we are in bad drought.” Credit: Natalie Cepeniuk via Storyful