IT WAS a mixed bag weather-wise yesterday, with the region experiencing light to heavy rain showers, very strong and gusty winds, sunny patches and even isolated hail intermittently throughout the day.
Dee Tempo took to Facebook to warn Tamworth residents to watch out for the severe winds after part of a bus shelter at Coledale Community Centre came off and hit a car.
“It just seems to whip up now and again,” she said.
“Just had 20mls of rain with a little hail not that long ago.”
Tahlia Ward also made mention of hail in South Tamworth on the social media site and there were reports from other residents about a 10-minute freak hailstorm that dumped six millimetres on the neighbourhood and turned lawns and even the Longyard golf course fairways into stretches of white.
While the weather couldn’t make up its mind on Tuesday, Monday was a different story, with heavy rainfalls recorded across the district to 9am yesterday.
Quirindi welcomed some of the most thorough soakings, receiving 44mm, Tamworth recorded 20mm, Woolbrook had 21mm, Narrabri 14mm, Moree 23mm, Gunnedah 22mm and Barraba 27mm.
Only slight falls were recorded to 3pm yesterday, but more showers were expected later in the afternoon and overnight, extending a much-needed reprieve for firies, farmers and gardeners alike.
Showers should have eased by this morning, though, making way for a fine and stable weather pattern for the remainder of the working week.
It’s forecast to reach a top of 23 degrees today in Tamworth, 22 tomorrow, 21 on Friday and 24 degrees on Saturday.
There’s a chance of showers on Sunday, while Monday is forecast to be a mostly sunny day reaching a top of 24 degrees.