There are chances of thunderstorms this afternoon in Bathurst, Lithgow, Mudgee and Orange, but the Central West is likely to get widespread rain on Tuesday and Wednesday next week, according to Weatherzone.
Weatherzone meteorologist Tom Hough said November rain is unlikely to give any significant respite to farmers in the state.
“Any rain is welcome and it will add a little bit of moisture. But it is not a huge deluge,” he said.
Mr Hough said there is a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and into the evening and it is expected to bring 1 to 5 millimetres of rain in Bathurst, Lithgow, Mudgee and Orange.
“Otherwise the rest of the areas in the Central West looks dry,” Mr Hough said.
“The temperatures will cool as we get into the weekend, but it will again climb up next week and remain 1 to 2 degrees above the average temperature in most parts of the Central West.
“Chances of heatwaves are currently low.”
Mr Hough said rain will start to push across the Central West from Tuesday.
“It will be first in the western parts like Dubbo. The most significant parts of rain is to come on Wednesday as the cold front and low pressure trough move across NSW.” Mr Hough said.
Weatherzone said Dubbo is expected to get anywhere between 10 and 20 millimetres, whereas Bathurst, Orange, Mudgee, Cowra, Parkes and Forbes is likely to experience between 5 and 10 millimetres on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, rain is expected to be between 10 and 20 millimetres in most parts of the Central West.
Mr Hough said, with the exception of Mudgee, most parts of the Central West have already received half of their long-term monthly rain in November.
The long-term average for Mudgee is 79 millimetres in November, and so far only 20 millimetres has fallen.
Bathurst has received 33 millimetres against its long-term average of 61 millimetres in November.
Similarly, Orange and Dubbo have gathered 36 millimetres and 35 millimetres against their monthly average of 77 millimetres and 65 millimetres.
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