Rainfall starts to make an impact

Cobar’s wet winter is continuing with another two inches (50mm) of rain added to the gauges in the past week.

Cobar Meteological Office recorded 8mm from solid falls last Thursday night, a further 10mm from rain throughout Friday and into Saturday morning, while Saturday was clearer with just 4.6mm in the 24hours to 9am Sunday.

The bulk of the rain was recorded on Sunday with 29.8mm in the 24 hours to Monday morning, with the rain starting to have an effect on previously dry local creeks and water storages.

The weekend rain has taken this month’s total to 93mm, on track to be the most ever in June since records were officially kept in 1962.

Overcast conditions saw slightly warmer temperatures last week with a top of 20 on Thursday (the warmest day of the week), 19 degrees on Tuesday and Friday, 18 on Monday and Wednesday and 17 on Saturday.

Sunday was a much colder 13.3 degrees.

Cool temperatures and a cold weekend are expected this week with a possible early shower today, reaching a top of 15.

There is a high chance of showers tomorrow with a top of 15 expected, and Friday may also see a shower or two with a top of 12.

A very cool 11 degrees is expected on Saturday with a partly cloudy day, while Sunday is going to be a cold one as well with a low of four before a top of just nine degrees and the chance of a late shower or two.