Wagga’s weather took a wintry blast with today’s maximum temperature reaching just 17 degrees.
Bureau of Meteorology technical officer Nigel Smedley said Tuesday and Wednesday saw a total rainfall of 20.4 millimetres in Wagga.
“Up until 9am Wednesday Wagga received 7.4mm of rain and after that about 4mm and then yesterday 9mm of rain fell,” Mr Smedley said.
“This was caused by a water trough assisted by an approaching cold front moved east on Wednesday across most districts which was accompanied by widespread rain.
“Cooler air is behind this change and will push into the region on Thursday as a new high pressure system approaches from the west.”
Mr Smedley said the forecast predicts “generally stable weather” from Thursday onward, but a little bit cooler than the average monthly temperatures.
“In November we normally average 25.9 degrees and we reached only 17 Wednesday and 21 for Thursday,” he said.
“Conditions return to normal on Friday with temperatures expected to reach 24, before returning to above average at 27 degrees on Saturday and 30 degrees on Sunday.”
Mr Smedley said the rain was “welcomed” by farmers in the region but at this stage there is no sign of rainfall for later in the week.
“It is predicted to be sunny on Thursday, partly cloudy on Friday and Saturday and then mostly sunny until Tuesday with no further rain,” he said.