Trees down across Bathurst as wild winds hit the region

WIND gusts of up to almost 60km/h have brought down a number of trees across the Bathurst region during a wild Friday night.

State Emergency Service crews were out for much of the night cleaning up the mess.

A post on the unit’s Facebook page says a number of volunteers were attending their first jobs with the SES and were benefiting from the experience of more senior members.

The wild weather coincided with the opening night of the 150th Royal Bathurst Show, bringing down some tents at Bathurst Showground.

However, the spectacular fireworks display went ahead as planned and all is in readiness this morning for what is traditionally the biggest day of the three-day show.

Parched countryside around the Bathurst region that has been crying out for rain was only teased by the 3.8mm of rain that fell during the storm.

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting possible storms again this morning with an expected top of 25 degrees Celsius.

There is only a slight chance of any rain on Sunday with a forecast top of 20.