Recent changes in the weather forecasted by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) suggests that local farmer Kevin Sinclair may be onto something when he says the "rain is coming", but climatologists have doubts it will be enough.
According to the BoM it is expected to rain in Dubbo from Thursday, January 16, to Sunday, January 19.
The BoM has forecast an 80 per cent chance of rain for Dubbo on Thursday, with between eight to 15 millimetres expected to fall. Friday is predicted, with a 60 per cent chance, to get between three to 10 millimetres.
Saturday has a 50 per cent chance of receiving one to eight millimetres of rain and Sunday is predicted, with a 70 per cent chance, to receive between 10 to 25 millimetres of rain.
BoM senior climatologist Andrew Watkins said he is still, however, seeing a neutral reading at present, with a "roughly equal chance of a wetter or drier than average February to April" for most of Australia.
"There is still a 70 to 80 per cent, or higher, chance Dubbo will not reach the median average rainfall for the three-month period of January 1 to April 1," Dr Wakins said.
"In summary, we are predicting below average rainfall for the rest of summer and hotter than average temperatures. But, the chance of rainfall may increase as the current conditions continue to ease."
Mr Sinclair revealed to Australian Community Media his own personal farming documentation that collected data showing the amount of rain (measured in millimeters) we received near Dubbo per year from 1983 to present.
According to the farmer, the repeated cycle shown in his documentation suggests we will be seeing more rain over the next few weeks than what has previously been forecast.
Mr Sinclair said the cyclone in Broome, Western Australia, is also an indication of "history repeating itself,", as in the past, widespread rain has been recorded following cyclone activity in WA.
If Mr Sinclair's theory is right, the change in weather and increasing chance of rainfall will slowly project across Australia, meaning an increase in the likeliness of widespread rainfall for the coming weeks.
Many Dubbo locals have backed Mr Sinclair's theory on social media.
"We've had the drought, now the bushfires, the rain will be coming, as always, after the bushfires. In some places where the fires are, it has been raining. It is the cycle of the weather patterns in Australia, always has been," one commented on the Daily Liberal.