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WEATHER UPDATE: MID WINTER RELIEF

PHOTO: A gorgeous winter afternoon in WA snapped by Garry Owens. The last couple of days have delivered some relief from the dry and relief from the cold. A large cloud band has passed making for some mild night time temperatures while producing some much needed rain. Sadly totals where very small. Narrabri topped the list with just 14mm. More showers are likely to fall across the Hunter and southern areas of the NW as another blast of cold polar air moves back in. This will deliver another significant snow dump to the Alpine areas. Strong SW winds will drop temperatures and we will see a return of those freezing nights and severe inland frosts.

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WEATHER UPDATE: RAIN

It has been mild and overcast with some light patchy showers about. Tomorrow the rain band will move through and the better falls will be on the western side of the Divide where it is needed most. Sadly it won’t be anywhere near enough. The system will clear quickly and the cold, sunny dry days with freezing nights will return from Thursday.

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WEATHER UPDATE: A LITTLE RAIN RELIEF

PHOTO: This dramatic shot of Summerland Point shot by Caitlin Keane.  High level cloud is increasing across the region ahead of a small rain event. Coastal showers have begun to move in and they will continue. Over the next 48 hours the cloud cover will thicken and patchy light rain will begin to fall across the region including the NW. Totals will not be big but the rain will be widespread. The rain band will clear by Thursday and more cold dry air will move in behind the front dropping temperatures at the end of the week.

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WEATHER UPDATE: A LITTLE RAIN ON THE HORIZON

PHOTO: A black cloud moving over Blacksmiths Beach shot by Cheryl Flett.  A fine, mostly sunny start to the weekend is expected after a very cold morning. Another front is approaching the SE set to produce more snow for the Alps, 10 to 20cm is likely. That front is going to increase the SW winds on Sunday. Coastal showers are expected to kick behind that front extending north affecting most of the coast by Monday. During the middle of the week we should start to see some inland rain develop but totals are going to be very small.

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WEATHER UPDATE: SNOW ON THE RANGES

PHOTO: A frosty morning at Woolbrook taken by Amanda Scott.  Snow has been falling along the northern NSW ranges today as another pulse of cold polar air sweeps in across eastern Australia producing a significant wind chill factor. This is the feels like temperature which is worked out by combining the actual temperature with wind speed and humidity. The drier the air the colder it feels. The strong W winds will ease tomorrow, we can expect more cold nights and chilly sunny days until the beginning of next week when we finally have some rain in the forecast.

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WEATHER UPDATE: WARMEST DAY OF THE WEEK

PHOTO: Cape Le Grand, National Park Esperance W.A  shot by Gary-Owen. Tomorrow is going to be the warmest day of the week ahead of the next blast of cold, polar air. The front will increase the NW winds, a strong wind warning has again been issued for the Hunter. The NW combined with the sunshine will help with the days warming process. The system currently moving across the Bight has the Australian Alps in its sights and is ready to dump a fresh load of mountain snow to the resorts, potential raising the official snow depth over 2m which could match the record breaking year of 1981 for early July. A further 1.6m of snow would still be needed to match the winter of 1981’s depth. It’s been a long time since 3 1/2 metres of snow has fallen in Australia, …

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WEATHER UPDATE: MORE FROSTY NIGHTS

PHOTO: Swansea Bridge sent in by Glen Mcintosh.  Not to much has changed in the forecast. Very cold at night with widespread inland frosts and fog patches. The days are getting warmer revealing beautiful conditions around lunch time. Rain is desperately need and still no signs of any significant rain events on the horizon.

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WEATHER UPDATE: FREEZING NIGHTS

PHOTO: A frosty Kentucky by Frank and Kath Wiedermann.  Severe frosts are expected over the next few nights with the mercury set to drop well below freezing across the Tablelands slopes and NW. The foothills of the eastern slopes and Upper Hunter will probably go close to freezing as well. The winds will ease and the sun will be out helping to make the daytime hours a lot more pleasant.

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WEATHER UPDATE: COLD BLAST CLOSING IN

PHOTO: Jenny-Hill’s pic of a very frosty Apsley River in Walcha. It has become very mild ahead of the next polar blast pushing through on the weekend. Saturday will start out fine but cloud will increase along with the NW winds. Patchy rain will develop, mostly falling on the western side of the Divide but totals will once again be small. Overnight into Sunday the winds will continue to increase switching to the SW during the day and the cold air will move in dropping temperatures. The are likely to cause damage as gale wind warnings have already been issued for the Hunter. It will be very cold Sunday night and Monday morning with severe frosts next week, once the winds calm down.

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WEATHER UPDATE: WARMING BEFORE THE NEXT POLAR BLAST

PHOTO: Dora Creek mid-winter sunrise snapped by Bob.  Central Australia has been so sunny that a bit of warmth has built up. That will be flushed out ahead of the next big polar blast set to move through on the weekend. Friday will be very nice and Saturday will get off to comfortable start as well. From there gale force winds will return to the Hunter and the temperatures will plummet. Snow flurries may occur across the northern ranges and Barringtons Saturday night into Sunday. It is then the winds will peak making for a very cold start to next.

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