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WEATHER: MORE MAY MAGIC TO COME

The nation is now dominated by a strengthening belt of high pressure, which will make for a fine, mild run until the next cold front passes on Sunday. Early next week will become the coldest it has been since last August. No significant rain is expected for the wrest of the month.

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RECORD FOR GUNNEDAH AS WELCOME RAIN HITS OUR REGION

Some very welcome rain in the gauges for our gardens and farms overnight and this morning. Thick cloud over much of the state with a broad trough is bringing rain, showers and storms. The New England and North West enjoyed some widespread rain. Tamworth picked up a very healthy 44 millimetres in the 24 hours to 9am, while 38 millimetres fell at Gunnedah – the highest rainfall there in 12 years for the month of May. In the Hunter, 32 millimetres at Murrurundi, 23 at Scone, 20 at Gosford and 14 millimetres was recorded at Lake Macquarie. While on the north coast, Grafton picked up 37 millimetres, 33 at Murwillumbah and 29 fell at Yamba. In south-eastern Queensland, the Gold Coast recorded 52 millimetres, 38 at Coolangatta. Tune in tonight at 6 for more of your regional weather on #NBNNews

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BURTON TOYOTA SURF REPORT

It’s been a pretty good week of surf and despite the weather I think there are going to be some nice waves on offer for most of the coast. There’s plenty of swell and the winds don’t look too bad. Certainly worth checking your local break in the morning as the angle of the swell is moving more from the East.

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GAV’S WEATHER – WET START TO THE WEEKEND

The low in the Bight is producing some welcome inland rain for NSW. Moisture content has increased with the cloud cover building over Queensland as the two troughs merge. The slow moving system will move into eastern NSW. There it will link up with the trough in the north and draw some tropical moisture southward. This will help feed the system as it passes delivering some widespread welcome inland . Fall across the NBN region will be patchy with the better fall along the coast and in the far north-west areas in between will be only receive small amounts of rain.

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WEATHER: RAIN ON THE WAY

The low in the Bight is going to produce some welcome inland rain for NSW. Moisture content has increased, with the cloud cover building over QLD as well. There is more to come once it taps into the tropics tomorrow. Tomorrow’s synoptic chart reveals how things will play out. The slow moving system will move into central NSW. There it will link up with the trough in the north and begin to draw tropical moisture southward. This will help feed the system as it passes, delivering some widespread inland rain with heavy falls on the coast in the north.

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GAV’S WEATHER – FINE AHEAD OF END OF WEEK RAIN

On the satellite there are two distinct weather features. The low in the Tasman and the low moving across SA. The low in the Bight is going to produce some welcome inland rain for eastern Australia building from Friday for the local region. This rain band will affect us on Saturday before clearing during Sunday. The one in the Tasman will continue to generate a moderate swell hitting the coast again tomorrow.

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MOTHER’S DAY WEATHER FORECAST

An early morning walk or outdoor breakfast might be the best plan for Mother’s Day, with a wet day across our region tomorrow.   A low pressure trough in the east of the country is deepening and gaining moisture, so there’s a high chance of showers in the Hunter, Central Coast, and mid north coast, from late morning onwards. Heavy falls are also possible along the far north coast.   Only the North West might escape the rain, with a 50% chance of showers.

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GAV’S WEATHER – COASTAL WEATHER DETERIORATING OVER THE WEEKEND

A trough over the east coast will begin to deepen tomorrow so we’ll see more cloud cover at times and showers will start to develop as we move towards Saturday evening. On Sunday the trough will deepen further producing widespread showers and rain periods affecting most of the coast east of the Divide, with some lighter isolated falls affecting the north-west. An ECL will form on Monday and the wet weather will move in as it moves off shore.

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