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Orange back to drought rainfall levels, coldest April for 15 years | Cowra Guardian



With no rain falling, for the month, Cowra returned to drought-level rain in April.

The last time it was this dry was in 2013 when 1mm was recorded.

The mean average April rainfall for Cowra is 42.8mm.

As a comparison, Cowra received 113.2mm last April.

The month was also one of the coldest on record with a mean average low of.just over 5 degrees. The long term mean minimum temperature for April is 8.3 degrees.

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting some relief today and tomorrow with 90 per cent chance of five to 10mm today and 60 per cent chance of one to five millimetres on Wednesday.

The remainder of May, however, is looking quite dry.

The good news is that the water level at Wyangala Dam is currently 69 per cent of the dam’s capacity.


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