Cold front delivers mixed rain results

Cold front delivers mixed rain results


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Amanda Eiffler, Southern Cross, said it was pretty cold on Saturday morning, when the temperature dropped to -2.8C.

Amanda Eiffler, Southern Cross, said it was pretty cold on Saturday morning, when the temperature dropped to -2.8C.

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THERE have been mixed results from the cold front that moved through the State last Thursday with lower parts of the South West Land Division receiving good falls, while those in the north weren't so lucky.

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THERE have been mixed results from the cold front that moved through the State last Thursday with lower parts of the South West Land Division receiving good falls, while those in the north weren't so lucky.

In the Central West, Bindi Bindi recorded the highest rainfall total for the day with 4mm and the Lower West's highest total was 10mm at Toodyay.

Significant rainfall was recorded in the southern coastal areas with Gairdner receiving 26mm in 24 hours, Bremer Bay had 17mm, Jacup got 18mm, Jerramungup had 16mm and Ravensthorpe recorded 14mm.

The system continued into the Great Southern area with Lake King and Wickepin recording the highest totals with 13mm, Lake Grace had 12mm while Kukerin and Pingrup both received 11mm.

In the Central Wheatbelt, Wongan Hills had 12mm, Kellerberrin recorded 11mm, while Babakin and Narembeen both received 10mm.

On Friday isolated showers fell in the south coastal area bringing more rainfall from Margaret River to Albany and through to Esperance.

As the cold front passed through it bought chilling temperatures to most of the State with some areas recording below zero on the Saturday and Sunday morning.

The lowest temperature for both days went to Southern Cross which recorded -2.8 degrees on Saturday and -3.4C on Sunday.

Other cold areas on Saturday included Morawa 0C, Brookton -0.5C, Wandering -1.1C, Bencubbin -0.1C, Beverley -0.6C, Cunderdin 0.5C, Merredin 0C, Northam -0.3C and York -1C.

The cold snap hit again on Sunday with Hyden recording -1.7C, Corrigin -1.1C, Newdegate -0.9C, Wandering -1.5C, Bencubbin, -0.5C, Beverley -1.6C, Cunderdin , -0.8C, Northam -1C and York -2.2C.

On Monday morning another small cold front moved through the State but it wasn't strong enough to deliver significant rainfall to the growing regions.

The highest recorded rainfalls were Donnybrook with 12mm, Lancelin had 7mm, New Norcia with 5mm, Wongan Hills recorded 3mm and Wandering had 2mm.

Most other sites recorded less than 1mm across the State.

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