Parched western NSW missing out on the record breaking November rain in the east.
While people along the coast have been hit by record breaking November rain our neighbours to the west haven't even received a drop in some places.
Nobbys Head in the Hunter has already received 215mm so far, making it the wettest November on record. In stark contrast, Bourke, Fowlers Gap, Tibooburra and Wilcannia in the Upper West haven't even recorded a single drop for November.
Bourke has recorded less than a millimetre of rainfall since mid September and could potentially have its driest November in over a decade if it fails to record 0.6mm in the final week of November. Elsewhere, Cobar has only received 0.8mm, just 2% of its November average (36mm).
This dry spell has caused farmers to miss yet another harvest and forced graziers to offload their stock.
There is a chance for some rain before the end of the month as a trough moves through the west of the state on Friday. At this stage there is only potential for a few millimetres in the west, with eastern parts of the state likely to receive another soaking.
© Weatherzone 2013
15:55 EST Two teenage girls have been taken to hospital after lightning strikes near their school oval in Sydney's south-west.