Spring has sprung
The central west received some much needed rainfall during the month of September.
Dubbo and Mudgee both recorded their wettest day of the year, receiving heavy rainfall in the 24 hours up to 9am on September 17.
Dubbo recorded 69mm of rain, making it the city's wettest September day in 17 years and breaking its previous record of 61mm set in 2011.
Mudgee recorded 61mm or rain, breaking its previous September record of 53.2mm set in 2011.
Over the course of the month Dubbo received 83.2mm of rain, Mudgee received 75mm of rain, Oberon 58.9mm and Forbes 53.6mm.
Orange recorded 51.9mm of rain, Parkes 43.8mm and Bathurst 42.2mm.
The rain followed a rather warm and dry start to September, which saw above average temperatures across the region.
During September Lightning Ridge recorded a top temperature of 37.5 degrees, well above its September average of 26 degrees, while Nyngan reached 33.7 degrees, Dubbo 30.1 and Mudgee 28.7.
The mercury has hit 29 degrees in Forbes, 27.5 in Cowra, 25.5 in Bathurst and 25.5 in Lithgow.
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