GALLERY: January weather across the Central West 

Federal member John Cobb and state member Troy Grant got caught in the storm during the Australia Day parade in   Forbes. Twenty-six millimetres was recorded at Forbes Airport on Australia Day.
Federal member John Cobb and state member Troy Grant got caught in the storm during the Australia Day parade in Forbes. Twenty-six millimetres was recorded at Forbes Airport on Australia Day.
Community members were caught in the rain during the Forbes Australia Day parade. Twenty-six millimetres was recorded   at Forbes Airport on Australia Day.

Community members were caught in the rain during the Forbes Australia Day parade. Twenty-six millimetres was recorded at Forbes Airport on Australia Day.

Community members were caught in the rain during the Forbes Australia Day parade. Twenty-six millimetres was recorded   at Forbes Airport on Australia Day.

Community members were caught in the rain during the Forbes Australia Day parade. Twenty-six millimetres was recorded at Forbes Airport on Australia Day.

Community members were caught in the rain during the Forbes Australia Day parade. Twenty-six millimetres was recorded   at Forbes Airport on Australia Day.

Community members were caught in the rain during the Forbes Australia Day parade. Twenty-six millimetres was recorded at Forbes Airport on Australia Day.

Community members were caught in the rain during the Forbes Australia Day parade. Twenty-six millimetres was recorded   at Forbes Airport on Australia Day.

Community members were caught in the rain during the Forbes Australia Day parade. Twenty-six millimetres was recorded at Forbes Airport on Australia Day.

Storms in Bathurst this week have left residents without power for hours.

Storms in Bathurst this week have left residents without power for hours.

Storms in Bathurst this week have left residents without power for hours.

Storms in Bathurst this week have left residents without power for hours.

Sunset over Orange on Tuesday evening.

Sunset over Orange on Tuesday evening.

Bathurst: A property in Gormans Hill during the hail storm on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Pauline Ashmore

Bathurst: A property in Gormans Hill during the hail storm on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Pauline Ashmore

Clouds rolling into Kelso in the lead up to the storm on Tuesday. Photo: David Carroll

Clouds rolling into Kelso in the lead up to the storm on Tuesday. Photo: David Carroll

WELLINGTON: The lady Bowlers played in Wellington under a few clouds, but no rain.

WELLINGTON: The lady Bowlers played in Wellington under a few clouds, but no rain.

LITHGOW: Smoke over Lithgow during a sunset. Photo: Carolyn Piggott (Flick across to see more photos)

LITHGOW: Smoke over Lithgow during a sunset. Photo: Carolyn Piggott (Flick across to see more photos)

LITHGOW: Smoke over Lithgow during a sunset. Photo: Carolyn Piggott (Flick across to see more photos)

LITHGOW: Smoke over Lithgow during a sunset. Photo: Carolyn Piggott (Flick across to see more photos)

LITHGOW: Smoke over Lithgow during a sunset. Photo: Carolyn Piggott (Flick across to see more photos)

LITHGOW: Smoke over Lithgow during a sunset. Photo: Carolyn Piggott (Flick across to see more photos)

LITHGOW: Storm clouds clearing over Lithgow. Photo: Don Kipp (Flick across to see more photos)

LITHGOW: Storm clouds clearing over Lithgow. Photo: Don Kipp (Flick across to see more photos)

OBERON: It wasn't too warm outside for this butterfly in Oberon. Photo: Maureen Lawson. (Flick across to see more photos)

OBERON: It wasn't too warm outside for this butterfly in Oberon. Photo: Maureen Lawson. (Flick across to see more photos)

OBERON: It wasn't too warm outside for this butterfly in Oberon. Photo: Maureen Lawson. (Flick across to see more photos)

OBERON: It wasn't too warm outside for this butterfly in Oberon. Photo: Maureen Lawson. (Flick across to see more photos)

PARKES: Lake Endeavour near Parkes is a great place to cool off. Photo: Michael Samson.

PARKES: Lake Endeavour near Parkes is a great place to cool off. Photo: Michael Samson.

PARKES: Lake Endeavour near Parkes is a great place to cool off. Photo: Michael Samson.

PARKES: Lake Endeavour near Parkes is a great place to cool off. Photo: Michael Samson.

PARKES: Lake Endeavour near Parkes is a great place to cool off. Photo: Michael Samson.

PARKES: Lake Endeavour near Parkes is a great place to cool off. Photo: Michael Samson.

COWRA:  Cowra is in for a heatwave over the coming days.

COWRA: Cowra is in for a heatwave over the coming days.

MUDGEE: Taken near Putta Bucca Road, Mudgee on Christmas Day. Photo: Ryan Campbell

MUDGEE: Taken near Putta Bucca Road, Mudgee on Christmas Day. Photo: Ryan Campbell

BAHTURST: Blue skies and warm weather in Bathurst.

BAHTURST: Blue skies and warm weather in Bathurst.

WELLINGTON: Lake Burrendong on New Years Day cooled things down a little

WELLINGTON: Lake Burrendong on New Years Day cooled things down a little

WELLINGTON: Thirty-eight degree heat forced many Wellington residents into the Olympic Pool for a bit of fun.

WELLINGTON: Thirty-eight degree heat forced many Wellington residents into the Olympic Pool for a bit of fun.

WELLINGTON: The historic Wuluuman Church in the shadows of a warm  afternoon.

WELLINGTON: The historic Wuluuman Church in the shadows of a warm afternoon.

What does the weather look like at your place and how are you keeping cool? Send you pictures through to lpinkerton@fairfaxmedia.com.au and we will add them to our online weather gallery. 

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