Watch: 'Bloody legend' in hilarious beer-fuelled celebration in rain after NSW drought

An Australian man was thrilled to see the end of a drought - and his joyful, beer-fuelled reaction has delighted people around the world.

Ben Goatcher lives in Dubbo, western New South Wales (NSW), a town ravaged by a lengthy drought over the summer.

While the 28-year-old was enjoying dinner at his father's property on Sunday evening (local time), a storm came rolling in, bringing much-needed rain to the area.

In celebration, Mr Goatcher tore off his shirt and went for a run through the drenched paddocks, still clutching a beer in one hand. He even dived into a muddy puddle, which was captured on camera by his sister Sarah Jay.

His reaction was entirely spontaneous, he told local newspaper The Stawell Times.

"My brother-in-law jumped in the pool and I thought 'I've got to go one better than you'," he says.

"I kept the pants on anyway, which was good."

Ms Jay posted the footage to Facebook, where it's been shared more than 1000 times.

Some called Mr Goatcher a "bloody legend" for his antics, while others said the video was "the most Australian thing I've ever seen".

Dubbo had its driest period on record between January 2018 and September 2018.

Sunday night saw the town receive a welcome 39.4mm of rain - more than every month of 2018, with the exception of October.