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THE NORTH WEST SHIVERS AS TEMPERATURES PLUMMET

Woolbrook in the north west of New South Wales dropped to a low of -8.0 overnight, the lowest temperature in the region this month, and one of the lowest temperatures in the state overnight. The Upper Hunter and Northern Tablelands also shivered, with Merriwa and Glen Innes recording lows of -4.8 and -5.9 respectively. The Northern Rivers also didn’t escape the cold, with the temperature falling to 1.0 at Lismore Airport just before 7am. Coastal regions fared much better. Gosford on the Central Coast fell to 3.7, while Kempsey on the Mid North Coast had a low of 2.8. In Newcastle, Nobbys dropped to 6.5 just before 7am, on par with the Gold Coast Seaway that recorded 6.9 this morning. We’ll have more weather details in tonight’s bulletin at 6.

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SOUTH-EASTERN AUSTRALIA SHIVERS THROUGH A COLD-SNAP

The NBN broadcast region has woken up to bitingly low temperatures, as a cold spell moves across south-east Australia. Williamtown Airbase recorded a low of 4.2-degrees at 5:40am, while Gosford on the Central Coast reached 4.1 at 9:40pm on Friday night. The Upper Hunter and North West both dipped below zero – Scone dropping to -3 degrees at 6:40am, and Tamworth recording -2.5 at 6:40am. The Mid North Coast and Northern Rivers didn’t escape the cold either, with Coffs Habour dropping to 3.6 degrees at 6:30am, and Lismore recording a low of 4.2 at 4:40am. The Gold Coast fared the best, with Coolangatta reaching a relatively mild 10.6 degrees at 7am and Nerang posting a low of 11.3 at 6:50am. A band of cloud followed by a pocket of cold dry air has been crossing the Tasman Sea, bringing showers, …

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A MONTH OF RAIN IN TWO DAYS FOR PARTS OF NSW COAST

A low pressure trough continues to drench the NSW north coast and southeast Queensland, with some regions receiving more than a month’s worth of rain in a weekend. The persistent and heavy rain has caused minor flooding in some areas. Lismore recorded about 160mm of rainfall over the last two days, well above the June monthly average of 100mm. Casino, Evans Head, Yamba, Coffs Harbour, and Port Macquarie also gained more than a month’s worth of rain in about two days. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued flood warnings for a number of waterways, including Wilsons River, Richmond River, Marshalls Creek, Tweed River, Brunswick River, Hastings River, Orara River, Bellinger and Kalang Rivers, Nambucca River, and the Coffs Coast. The trough should intensify over the next few days, with 50-150mm of rain likely between the Sunshine Coast and Yamba. The …

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GAV’S WEATHER – CHILLING DOWN FOR WINTER

Another significant front is moving across the southern ocean. This going to make sure we see a chilly start to winter 2017. The nation is now dominated by a strengthening high pressure cell which will make for more fine weather tomorrow. This week will become the coldest it has been since last August as the front sweeps through tomorrow night. Another sunny Autumns day is on the way as colder air begins to creep in making for what will be a cold start to winter with with chilly southerly winds.

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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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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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