Turn up the heat

Saturday’s top of 41.2 degrees is a taste of what we can expect again this weekend with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting more very hot weather is on the way. We’re looking at a top of 41 degrees for Friday, Saturday and also next Monday, with Sunday not much better, […]

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A deluge of rain around the region

  There was a deluge of rain across Eastern Australia last week with many parts of the Cobar Shire also getting a dumping from the heavy rain band that passed through. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, in town we had 64.8mm since 9am last Wednesday with more than half […]


There’s been some wild weather about

It’s been a wet and wild start to the new year with some large storms, gusty winds and high temperatures recorded in and around the Shire of Cobar. According to the Bureau of Meteorology the first 17 days of January included temperatures of up to 41 degrees, large storm cells […]

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Welcome rain

The Cobar district has recorded another welcome drop of rain over the weekend, with potential for more this week. A total of 12mm was officially recorded at the Cobar Meteorological Office from a storm overnight Saturday. To the east of Cobar the Gepperts at Restdown measured 13mm which they report […]

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Farmers welcome widespread rain

Bob Sinclair, who lives at Berangabah Station in the far south of the Cobar Shire, is smiling broadly after he received 21mm of rain last week. Bob said the widespread rain was “tremendous”. “I’m looking at my two house tanks which are full and lots of other tanks on the […]

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With the chance of just 1-5mm of rain initially forecast for Easter Monday, it was definitely a nice surprise for many locals to see just over 50mm recorded in town. The rain was widespread with a number of properties around the Cobar Shire recording good falls, including Vanessa and Dudley […]

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Cobar residents adjust to life on the sun

As Cobar swelters through the current relentless heatwave, residents could be forgiven for thinking our town is located right next door to the sun! While we haven’t quite broken the record for the hottest day ever recorded, January is on track to be one of the hottest months ever. At […]