Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Damp day in NSW

Mellissa Mackellar, Friday November 16, 2012 - 15:01 EDT

Most of New South Wales is having a damp day after rain fell in every district on Thursday and a further soaking is on the way for many parts.

A low pressure trough crossing the nation's southeast reached NSW on Thursday afternoon, generating widespread showers as well as thunderstorms in the west.

The highest totals were in the Central Tablelands and Southwest Slopes and Plains. Orange picked up 7mm, while Condobolin and Parkes airports gained 6mm each.

Meanwhile, the trough put on an impressive light show for the state's far west. Between midnight and 5am nearly 800 lightning strikes were recorded within 200km of Broken Hill, although the storms only delivered a light sprinkling of less than 1mm.

During Friday much of the rain has been focussed on the Hunter Valley and Central Tablelands. By 1:30pm Mudgee and Nullo Mountain had 13mm in the gauge, while Lake Macquarie had picked up 10mm.

Showers are expected to continue over central and southern NSW on Friday afternoon before easing during the evening.

As the trough continues to cross the state the wet weather will spread further to the north on Saturday, with a risk of thunderstorm development. Any storms that do develop bring a risk of flashing flooding and damaging winds.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2012

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Wintery preview as snow covers alps

13:09 EST

The first in a pair of cold fronts brought a decent bout of snow to Australia's alps on Sunday and more is on the way tomorrow.

Sydney set to shiver

11:25 EST

If you thought getting out of bed was difficult in Sydney this morning, then you probably won't like tomorrow.

Sri Lanka floods leave at least 151 dead, aid agencies warn half a million displaced

06:43 EST

Sri Lankan rescuers yesterday continued the grim task of retrieving more bodies, buried beneath deadly mudslides triggered by monsoonal downpours which dumped a month's rain in single day.