Sun. Dec 5th, 2021

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While the rain has whipped the country’s capital through this month, there is a golden edge in the clouds over the weekend. There was a severe weather warning for parts of the ACT on Friday, with Canberra experiencing its wettest November ever this month. The ACT received 147.8 mm of rainfall during November, beating the previous record of 138.2 mm set in 1995. Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Stephen Stefanac said the rain should soon subside. “A shower or two can linger in the rest of [Friday] and Saturday, but the worst conditions are now over and the rainfall should be light from now on, “he said.” We can see some sunny breaks on Sunday and plenty of sunshine is expected to return on Monday, with temperatures back on the rise and similar to get back to normal. “IN OTHER NEWS: There is a 40 percent chance of rain on Saturday, with up to 1 mm of rain expected. The chances of sunny skies are greater on Sunday, with only a 5 percent chance of rain. and a maximum temperature of 19 degrees.The Queanbeyan and Molonglo rivers flooded Friday, caused by moderate rainfall over the Queanbeyan catchment overnight.The Queanbeyan River at Queens Bridge was expected to peak about 4.4 meters late Friday.Mr. Stefanac said that a deep low pressure trough caused the flood. “The precipitation leading to this flood was caused by a deep low pressure trough that moved across the region and drew lots of moisture in from the tropics, resulting in moderate to locally strong precipitation across AC T and environs, “he said. BOM issued a warning of severe weather for the western parts of the ACT on Friday when a deepening low-pressure system off the NSW coast caused gusts of wind from the southeast across the southern areas. MORE READING: “[The warning is primarily for] Brindabella Ranges, so be careful if you’re heading that way tonight, “said Mr Stefanac.” These winds should ease overnight. The wind in the Canberra metro is not expected to be strong, can be fresh at times and gusts of wind for the rest of today and during Saturday. Expect lighter winds on Sunday. “Our journalists work hard to deliver local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:


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