The grain harvest
Victorian and South Australian grain farmers are worried that hot weather could dry out their crops even more.
Temperatures were expected to reach more than 30 degrees today in areas of Victoria where crops are already desperate for rain.
Farmer Roger Smith, from Jeparit, in western Victoria, says it's lucky the last two summers were so wet.
"Oh look, I think it's really been a lifesaver for me, I mean, I had eight inches in one dump a couple of seasons ago in the middle of harvest, and look, there is subsoil moisture down there and that's what saving us at the moment," he said.
"If we didn't have that, I don't think we'd have hardly any crop here at all."
Some farmers in South Australia's upper north have given up on grain crops, and put stock in.
Temperatures have climbed above 30 degrees in the last two days, drying out crops.
With only a couple of millimetres forecast over the next few days, relief is not in sight.
Melrose farmer Tom Shanahan says it's very dry and some crops will struggle to yield grain.
"We reduced our sheep numbers, but it looks like we'll have to buy some now," he said.
"In the drier country, it's coming out in head, but there's nothing in the head.
"We'll have to buy some livestock to try and recoup some monetary value out of the expenses we've had with it."