While many parts of eastern Australia were hammered by heavy falls of rain causing flash flooding this past week, Cobar has been lucky to record steady rain with more than 16mm falling over the past few days.
In town, the Bureau of Meteorology recorded 0.4mm in their rain gauge on Friday, 0.6mm on Sunday, 1.2mm to 9am Monday and by 9am yesterday there was another 14mm in the gauge bringing the total for the week to 16.2mm.
Some parts of the shire fared better with 26mm recorded at Carline north of Cobar, 21mm fell at Florida (Canbelego area), 20mm was recorded at Louth, the Evans’ had 15.4mm at Tambua, the Sinclairs to the south had 11mm, (while the Maxwells near Euabalong only had 6.4mm) and in the Nymagee area the Moselys recorded 10mm.
The welcome rain also brought some cooler weather with Monday’s top temperature only making it to 19.3 degrees, well below the average for this time of the year of 31.6 degrees. Most days last week were below average with 31 recorded on Friday, 31.9 on Saturday and 27 on Sunday.
It looks like the rain is gone with today expected to be mostly sunny with a predicted top of 27. The warm weather continues tomorrow with 30 the expected top while Christmas day will also be sunny with light winds and a top of 33. Boxing Day will be warmer again with 35 predicted.