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Orange, Bathurst and Dubbo wallow in good February rains

Tuesday March 4, 2014 - 08:48 EDT

Orange has enjoyed above average rainfall during the month of February while it was a drier argument in Dubbo.

The weather bureau says Bathurst received more than 20 per cent more rain than the average during February while Dubbo received an average amount of rainfall.

Agata Imielska from the bureau says there were quite strong falls across the western New South Wales centres.

"Bathurst recored 74.8 millimetres," she said.

"Dubbo had 50.8 millimetres while Orange had 78.4 millimetres during February.

"So for Orange that was 123 per cent of their actual February average so quite good rainfalls."

The weather bureau says the lower western New South Wales districts enjoyed good falls during the summer months.

The bureau's Agata Imielska said daytime temperatures were above average during summer with most areas ranked in the top ten for the warmest summers on record.

But she said there were notable rainfalls.

"The lower western district had above average rainfall to average rainfall during summer," she said.

"In particular, December was wet but February had particularly wet conditions during the middle and late February.

"While the upper western and central western slopes districts recorded generally below-average rainfall."


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