Bathurst weather, rainy days top December's long-term average

Rainy days in December have topped month's long-term average. Photo: FILE
Rainy days in December have topped month's long-term average. Photo: FILE

BATHURST may only be five days into December, but the city has already exceeded its long-term average rainfall for the month.

Usually, 66.1 millimetres of rain is recorded by the Bureau of Meteorology at Bathurst Airport, but so far 70.6mm has been received.

While it might be a soggy start to summer, the rainfall is a long way off the wettest December on record which was back in 2010 when 218.5mm was recorded.

Stormy weather has also led to two recent blackouts for Bathurst, the most recent on Monday.

The blackout plunged more than 1700 homes into darkness at around 5.15pm.

Essential Energy’s website said 1762 customers were impacted.

The supply outages hit areas to the north and west of Bathurst, with homes in Windradyne, Eglinton, Mount Rankin, Billywillinga and Duramana affected.

To report an outage at your home or business, phone 13 20 80 or use the online form at www.essentialenergy.com.au.