April dries out after much wetter March

April dries out after much wetter March | Weather In Focus

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Most of the rain during the coming week is likely to fall on the eastern side of the ranges in NSW.

Most of the rain during the coming week is likely to fall on the eastern side of the ranges in NSW.

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A big chunk of the state's far west has recorded no rainfall at all this month.

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AFTER the wettest March in 65 years, most of NSW has just had a remarkably dry April.

As of 9am on Monday, most of central, southern and western NSW had received less than 20 per cent of their average April rainfall.

A big chunk of the state's far west has recorded no rainfall at all this month.

Griffith Airport is likely to register no April rain for the first time in records dating back to 1959. Further east, Goulburn (2.6 millimetres) is having its driest April in 24 years.

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This has been a stark contrast to last month, which saw prolific rain falling across the state during the final month of La Nina.

NSW as a whole had its wettest March since 1956, with Pilliga, Wingham, Boggabri and Delungra all having their wettest Match in more than 100 years of records.

Looking ahead, most of the rain during the coming week is likely to fall on the eastern side of the ranges in NSW.

There is potential for an upper-level trough to cause some wet and stormy weather over the state next week, although there is currently a lot of uncertainty regarding this system.

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