Daily temperatures have felt closer to autumn temperatures over the last few days in the New South Wales Central West Slopes and Plains district.
Dubbo has not exceeded 28 degrees over the last three days making it the coolest run of consecutive days in February since 2012. Over the last three days Coonabarabran has not exceeded 27 degrees, making it the coolest run of consecutive days since November. There has also been six days dropping below the 30 degree mark so far this month, while the February average is 33.3 degrees.
Cowra has had five days so far this month drop below 30 degrees, with the last three days having not exceeded 29 degrees and yet the February average is 33.9 degrees.
Cloud cover, rain and a significantly cooler air mass have been the cause of these autumn-like temperatures. However, temperatures will gradually become warmer over the weekend and into the start of the working week as a hot air mass builds ahead of a low pressure trough.
© Weatherzone 2014
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