Bureau predicts more rain this week for Cobar area

Locals, including Leonie McCosker and Kay Stingemore, needed their umbrellas on
Monday morning after it started raining around 10am. The Bureau of Meteorology
recorded 13mm for the day in their gauge, a bit more fell yesterday and it’s predicted there’s possibly another 20mm expected tomorrow.

Some good rainfall was reported by residents across the Cobar Shire on Monday with the Bureau of Meteorology reporting we had 13mm in town.

The highest rainfall was recorded in the north of the shire with Liz Murray recording 29.5mm at Trilby Station, the township of Louth received 22mm in their gauge and the Le Lievres at Yathonga, Louth recorded 15mm.

James Rogers had 20mm in his gauge at Kulwin in the south west of the shire, while Bob Sinclair, a little further south, reported they had 16.2mm at Berangabah.

Falls recorded in the north east of the shire were considerably less with the Franciscos at Carline recording 12mm.

Up until we went to print yesterday, the Bureau had recorded a further 1.2mm in their town gauge.

According to Elders weather reports, Cobar’s total rainfall to date this year is 129.2mm, which is lower than the 2022 figures of 239mm to this time last year.

Monday’s rain was preceded by warm days, including a very warm 27.3 degrees recorded by the Bureau on Saturday.

Thursday’s top was 24.3, Friday was slightly warmer with 24.7 and Sunday topped out at 22.1. The rain brought cooler weather with Monday’s mercury only reaching a top of 16.5 degrees.

Today should be partly cloudy with an expected top temperature of 23 degrees.

Tomorrow’s forecast is 18 degrees with a very high chance of up to 20mm of rainfall, a maximum of 17 degrees is predicted for both Friday and Saturday, Sunday’s forecast is  19 and it should reach 20 on Monday.