In a hark back to the mucky nature of weather and ground, Muddy Matters will broadcast at the right start of March.
With Race to the Rescue finally transmitted in the Down Under nation, more episode titles are still to be named alongside their plots.
The last time mud was incorporated was with Season Fifteen's James to the Rescue with the much talked crash element commencing half way through.
Season Sixteen of Thomas & Friends continues its run in Australia on ABC2 on Friday February 17th 2012 at 2:55pm with episodes following everyday of the week.
Channel 5 in the UK will show the new series on their milkshake! slot on Monday February 20th 2012 at 7:35am five days a week, excluding the weekend. Further episodes are due to be clarified in the schedules.