A PREDICTED wet start to the week is likely to be something of a false dawn for the Orange region's drought-affected farmers, with climate influences in the Pacific and Indian oceans tilting towards drier conditions.
According to the seven-day forecast at www.weatherzone.com.au, there is a 90 per cent chance of up to 10 millimetres of rain on Monday.
Unfortunately, the remainder of the week is tipped to be almost bone dry, continuing the dry start to an autumn many hoped would bring about the end of the ongoing drought across NSW.
It's a different story to the east, with a trough embedded over the NSW coast continuing to pour rain over the Sydney Basin.
The rainfall total of 43 millimetres in the 24 hours until 9am on Sunday morning was Sydney's wettest since November last year.
Further rain has seen Sydney's wettest weekend in about three years, with a total of 117 millimetres recorded.
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