Since September last year, Australia has been subject to devastating fires, that have ravaged the whole country. Entire communities have been engulfed by the relentless heat.
The tropical cyclones only worsened the situation bringing major floods and dangerous winds.
But now, we finally have some good news...
Keep scrolling to find out more.
Australia has been hit with the heaviest rain in three years.
via: GettyAs good as it sounds, the downpour also has some dangerous consequences.
The assistance from global fire services has been amazing.
via: Getty ImagesAnd the volunteers have shown incredible bravery to leave behind their homes and tackle the fires head-on.
But despite the high volume of firefighters tackling the blazes...
via: Getty ImagesHuman effort was simply not enough to extinguish the raging fires.
The country has been in desperate need of rain...
via: Getty ImagesBut the drought seemed to be never-ending.
Mother Nature works in mysterious ways, however...
via: Getty ImagesAnd after months of bushfires and years of drought... there's been some good news.
It's finally raining in Australia!
Nothing like dancing in the rain!! #Australia #dancing #rowmani #motherdaughtergoal https://t.co/382xRxqygl— rowah hassan (@rowah hassan)1581424619.0
But sadly, the rain may cause more harm than good.
Last year: Climate alarmists said there was no point building more dams in Australia because climate change means w… https://t.co/5fyGGU7ujd— Keira Savage (@Keira Savage)1581290831.0
Quentin Grafton, a water expert and economics professor at the Australian National University, admitted that the rainfall isn' t all positive.
Heavy rain douses #Australia's east coast bushfires https://t.co/QnnXEEHKvO— Hans Solo (@Hans Solo)1581421072.0
But there's no doubt there have been some major celebrations.
What a difference the #rain (and a month+) can make: Hillside in December & now 😀 📸 Kimmy & yours truly!… https://t.co/BHl5GIt0ml— Dr Gregory J. Wilson 🇦🇺 (@Dr Gregory J. Wilson 🇦🇺)1581412946.0
The rain has been a long time coming...
This is such good news...
via: gettyAll the fires in New South Wales have been contained for the first time since the fires first broke out.
It has been a very traumatic bushfire season.
via: GettyThe rural fire service called it "great news" which is putting it lightly.
Rob Rogers, the deputy fire service commissioner had something to say...
In what has been a very traumatic, exhausting and anxious bush fire season so far, for the first time this season a… https://t.co/9548toqxrA— NSW RFS (@NSW RFS)1581575347.0
There have been months of fires in Australia.
via: GettyFirefighters say there are still areas of activity, but with all the fires contained, it's easier for firefighters to focus on the problem areas.
Torrential rainfall is sweeping in this week.
WATCH:- Satellite shows ex-tropical cyclone #Uesi tracking thru Tasman. Trough lies along NSW coast that's brought… https://t.co/XgVCfAIPep— Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales (@Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales)1581565993.0
Several towns have been evacuated.
via: GettySchools around the area have also been closed.
The rains have helped to extinguish more than thirty fires.The fire service tweeted on Monday that it's "the most positive news we've had in some time."
The Currowan fire was put out on Saturday.
via: GettyThe fire services media officer stated that the particular fire burned "499,621 hectares (1.23 million acres) of land over 74 days."
The intense rain is forcing authorities to open floodgates.
via: GettyIt's been the highest continuous rainfall Sydney has seen in thirty years, so the pressure needs to be released to prevent the collapse of local dams.
Although Australia faces this every year, it has reached a new level.
via: GettyThe fires have damaged World Heritage Areas, with the Blue Mountains and the Gondwana rainforests being the most affected. It's been reported that a staggering 113 species are at risk according to the environmental department, including: "13 birds, 19 mammals, 20 reptiles, 17 frogs, five invertebrates, 22 crayfish, and 17 fish species." We can only hope Australia can heal from the devastating destruction it's faced.