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WEATHER: A BIT OF EVERYTHING FOR THE WEEK AHEAD

PHOTO: A big thanks to Renata Daniel for sending in this gem of Mount Sugarloaf.  Today another dry southerly tracked up the coast arriving at Newcastle just after lunch. This southerly will continue up the coast over night and tomorrow. There is not a great deal of shower or storm activity expected from this change. There’ll be a greater chance around the mountain areas near Coffs Harbour and the northern border ranges into SE QLD. The southerly will hold down the mercury but on Wednesday it will climb peaking on Thursday where we again see temperatures hit the high 30s for most. Another stronger southerly will come through at the end of Thursday evening.

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WEATHER: ROUND ONE OF HEATWAVE BEGINS TOMORROW

PHOTO: A blistering hot Port Macquarie captured by Katrina Begg. We’ve enjoyed two glorious Spring days after the recent rain. From tomorrow the pendulum swings back the other way with a wave of heat set to move in for the rest of the week. Widespread 30 degree plus days will unfold with areas such as Moree likely to hit 40 degrees for at least three consecutive days. The heatwave will peak Friday with many locations set to reach the high 30s and low 40s. A southerly change will sweep through on Saturday, this will cool the coast considerably but inland there is only a 5 degree temperature drop across the NW Plains. We’ll enjoy cooler weather for the start of next week but a second less intense burst of heat will return next Wednesday.

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WEATHER: TIME NOW FOR ANOTHER HEAT WAVE

PHOTO: Wangi Wangi, shot by Martin Stephens.  After a cool, cloudy and at times wet weekend the heat is now getting ready to roll in. Central Australia is scorching hot at the moment and that air mass is going to move over the region in the coming days driving the mercury into the 30s with some 40s possible. The heat will be cleared across the weekend when the next southerly change moves through.

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WEATHER: SWEET NOVEMBER RAIN

The current rain event has delivered the goods to the North West. Some large figures were accumulated overnight, adding to what has been a slow build up. A line that stretches from Walgett to Wee Waa, up to Moree and across to Inverell, received 50 to 80mm. Middle Creek outside of Inverell topped the list with and impressive 112mm. This is a game changer for the season across the region and there may be more inland rain on the way in the weeks to follow. Along the coast, the rain band cleared today but getting left behind will be a stalled trough. This area of instability will help trigger storms along the northern New South Wales ranges into south west Queensland tomorrow. A weak southerly will freshen things up for the Central Coast and Newcastle on Saturday.

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WEATHER: RAIN ROLLS IN ACROSS THE REGION

PHOTO: Snapped by Steve Passlow at  Little Redhead Beach. The rain ramped up across the NW today but the heavy falls have still be patchy. There was a solid rain band that made its way across the Plains from Narrabri, Manilla, Bundarra on the Tablelands to Coffs, Wooli on the coast. Constant light rain fell on the Hunter. For the Gold Coast it was all about the sunshine today. We have another day of high humidity, cloud and periods of rain across NSW. The system is still moving slowly and the rain band will linger across the coast over the weekend. The patchy rain periods will continue to come and go across the North West over the next 24 hours.

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WEATHER: MORE RAIN ON THE WAY

This is a very interesting week of weather with a big system set to move across the region. Isolated showers and storms are developing today. A trough will stall and this will allow a moisture feed to run along it and this will produce big totals on Wednesday, especially for the Hunter Valley and North West. Follow up falls will continue into Thursday and Friday, before the system clears inland for the weekend. The coast will continue to receive rain showers and a fresh southerly maintains the wet weather.

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WEATHER UPDATE: BIG RAIN FOR INLAND AUSTRALIA

October was hot. The hottest on record for Australia in fact but it will be a huge turn around for November. A succession of rain events are going to draw tropical moisture down from the North-West and spread it across the land beginning from tomorrow, hitting southern NSW before spreading across the state next week. We will start to see increased cloud with more showers and storms developing across the Hunter Valley and North-West tomorrow afternoon. Rain will begin to move in on Sunday and there be more to follow all week. The Hunter and North-West will receive most of it, smaller totals will be accumulated across the northern NSW coast and South-East QLD will receive almost nothing in comparison.

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WEATHER: STORMY THURSDAY

PHOTO: Matthew Fordham snaps a dark cloud at Maitland.  It’s a big afternoon of storms with numerous fronts making their way across northern NSW. One cell produced a tornado near Bundella in central west NSW. All this activity is due to a developing low. Its centre passed over the Hunter this afternoon allowing the sun to shine before a strong storm front swept in from the south across the Valley causing heavy down pours. The low will deepen tonight and powerful southerly winds will move quickly up the coast. The low will be pushed offshore so the winds will ease during Friday afternoon and the inclement weather will clear for the Hunter, Central Coast and NW for the weekend. The northern NSW coast and SE QLD will see a couple of small isolated showers still push through. There is another …

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WEATHER: MERCURY RISING

PHOTO: Merewether Baths thanks to Dylan St John Temperatures are on the rise once again especially across the Hunter as the hot air from inland Australia moves across the NW Plains towards the Hunter and MNC. As this air creeps into NE NSW the atmosphere is becoming more and more stable to the development of showers and storms that have also been affecting SE QLD will dissipate. The next change comes through the Central Coast and Hunter on Sunday producing cooler temperatures and a few showers. Storms are likely once again. The change is not likely to be strong enough to cause a major change for NE NSW and SE QLD.

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WEATHER: ATMOSPHERE BECOMING STABLE

It’s been a stormy week thanks to a slow moving trough that has drifted north across the region over the past few days. Today the storms flared up across the northern border ranges and tracked north towards the trough in southern QLD. As this instability clears and the high moves into the Tasman a NW airflow is going to rebuild. Central Australia is once again very hot so the heat will start to flow towards the Hunter rolling off the NW Plains. Overall we are in for another fine, dry, warm to hot run with coastal seabreezes until the next change comes through on Sunday.

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