Orange has enjoyed its wettest three-day period in six months, with over 60 millimetres recorded at the Orange Airport across Friday, Saturday and Sunday last week.
The Bureau of Meteorology predicted widespread rainfall across the region over the weekend, and although it put an end to a lot of senior and junior sport, the falls will be well received by our dams.
A tick over 20mm was recorded on Friday before 31.4mm was emptied out of the gauge on Saturday, with another 10.8mm recorded up until 3pm on Sunday.
The 62.4mm marks the mot significant period of rain in Orange in just under six months, when 57.4mm was recorded on the final day of April before 22.2mm and 19.8mm the followed up on the first two days of May.
The damp October follows great falls throughout 2020 to date, with a total of 968.4 in the official BoM records for Orange up to October 26.
The weekend rain was coupled with unseasonably cool conditions across the region on Sunday, too.
The mercury only just ticked past a top of 12 degrees during the day, which is six degrees below the long term October average of 18.1 degrees for Orange.
A cold front and upper trough are combining to bring a cold spell to the southeast, which is contributing to the wintry blast.
Storage level-wise, Orange's dams are sitting at a combined level of 62.37 per cent as of Sunday afternoon, but that figure will rise in the coming days as inflows begun to reach Suma Park.
More rain is predicted for Monday, and again on Wednesday.
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