Meteorological Office issues weather alert for Orange and Central Tablelands | Daily Central West



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Wild weather is on its way for the New South Wales region, with a warning to sheep keepers issued for the central highlands on Monday morning. After the mercury hit 16 degrees Celsius at 9.40 a.m. Monday morning, gusts of wind picked up and thunderstorm clouds arrived, according to the latest forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology. The BoM suggests there is a 95% chance of rain, with heavy falls possible. The forecast adds that there is a risk of a gusty thunderstorm during the afternoon, with winds reaching 30 km / h before changing in the evening. Wind gusts have already reached 60 km / h at 11 a.m., according to observations from the weather zone for the past 24 hours. On a related note, the warning for sheep farmers says cold temperatures, rain, showers and southwest winds are expected on Monday and Tuesday. Areas likely to be affected include the central plateaus and the central western slopes and plains, and with this warning there is a risk of loss of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions. Tuesday’s maximum temperature is only expected to be 5 degrees Celsius, with snow forecast for the highest spots in the region, like Mount Canobolas. On Monday August 23 at 12:30 p.m., Mount Canobolas was still open. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:




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