Dry weather for the Central West

Dry weather for the Central West

By Lauren Forbes

Orange is set to embark on one of its driest years following September’s rainfall figures revealing one of the driest months yet.

Weatherzone found that Bathurst received roughly 30.4 millimetres of rain across an eight day period.

However, Orange  saw 20.2 millimetres fall on Thursday the 14th of September.

This year’s dry spell follows one of the wettest years in the city’s history, 2016 where the city was drenched by rain, nearly 400 millimetres above the annual average.

The lack of rainfall ranks 2017’s  September month 53.5 millimetres below the month’s 1996-2016 average, however, the results are still an improvement from 2007’s eight millimetre rainfall that month.

Statistics released by the Bureau of Metrology reveal last months temperatures as being hotter than usual, with the average temperature of 15.9 degrees which is 1 degree more than the 20 year average.

Saturday the 23rd of August ranked in as the highest September result in the past 20 years, with 26.8 degrees

The Bureau of Metrology has warned that there there is an equal chance of wetter or drying conditions across Australia in the October to December period.

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