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Weather News - Heaviest November falls in 5 years for Yorke Peninsula

Rob Sharpe, 22 November 2014

Parts of South Australia receive the best November rain in 5 years.

Looking at the rain gauge this morning, many would be forgiven for thinking it was a fairly mundane day of rain across South Australia. The heaviest falls state wide only totalled only 11 millimetres in the 24 hour period to 9am today at Lower Light and Mt McKenzie

However, these showers which would usually be considered to be insignificant actually delivered the most significant November falls for parts of the Yorke Peninsula since 2009.

Maitland picked up 9mm, the heaviest November total in five years, and the heaviest fall for any month since the start of September. Roseworthy received just 6mm however this is still marked as the best November rain since 2012.

A few showers and thunderstorms are still lingering over parts of Adelaide and the Yorke Peninsula a couple of millimetres collecting in the gauge as consolidation. These showers and thunderstorms will gradually move to the east throughout the day as a trough continues on its track. The next best chance of showers come on Monday, although remaining light and isolated.

- Weatherzone

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Weather News - From suncreen Sunday to umbrella Monday for NSW

Kim Westcott, 22 November 2014

With sweltering conditions expected for Sunday, but Monday will be remarkably cooler and wetter for many parts of New South Wales.

During Sunday, the mercury is poised to hit the mid 40's about western parts of the state, with high 30's to 40's expected for coastal parts. Seven fire areas across NSW are listed as having severe fire danger (including Greater Sydney), while a further eleven areas are listed as having a very high fire danger.

From Monday, a broad low pressure trough will settle over NSW bringing with it some much needed rain. This trough stretching from the northwest corner to the southeast will bring widespread falls of 10 millimeters, although parts of the Upper Western, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands and Southwest Slopes will be clear winners with isolated heavy falls in the region of 20-50mm.

Northeastern parts of the state will have to wait until Tuesday and Wednesday until the rain arrives, with the heaviest falls about the ranges.

A cooler airmass from the south will begin to flush out some of the heat from the state on Tuesday, returning temperatures closer to average.

- Weatherzone

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Weather News - Sydney will struggle to shake the heat

Rob Sharpe, 21 November 2014

The mercury is soaring in Sydney today, but tonight's weak cool change won't shake western suburbs free from their hottest November spell in decades.

Gusty northwesterly winds are dragging very hot air from the nation's interior into eastern NSW, including most of Sydney. The city originally raced to 34 degrees by 10am before a weak southeasterly wind put a lid on the rising temperature. Almost everywhere further west the temperature is still rising towards 40 degrees.

Brief relief from the heat is on the way, with the first in a series of three troughs bringing a cool change around dinner-time tonight. Unfortunately for the western suburbs the cool change will only drop temperatures slowly this evening ahead of a peak in the low-to-mid 30's on Saturday.

On Sunday the heat will be on again with an even hotter airmass taking control of the Sydney area. People will be going to great lengths to keep cool; with some heading to the beach, some to the cinema and some will just stick their head in the freezer.

Those closer to the coast will get the first hints of relief with a seabreeze developing during the middle of the day. Again the cool change will be weak, arriving during the evening hours and only taking a bit of the sting out of the warm night.

By Monday many people will be thoroughly sick of the heat, with humidity increasing all the more. Thankfully the cool change in the middle of Monday night will bring a significant cool change meaning that the Western suburb's hottest five-day November run in at least two decades will be over with tops of only 27 degrees on Tuesday.

- Weatherzone

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