Farmers received some welcome rain in September, but overall weather statistics indicated that last month hit long term average figures.
All up, 47.2 millimetres of rain fell in September, which is just slightly higher than the long term average of 46.8.
Last month’s rainfall is well off the record, when 124.9 millimetres fell in 1978, while the lowest was when just 3.8 millimetres fell in September.
Weatherzone senior meteorologist Jacob Cronje said many cities and towns west of the Blue Mountains received average rainfalls figures during September.
“There were nine rainy days in September, however most of that rain came on three days,” he said.
“Overall, what we saw during September in Bathurst in regards to weather, it’s been pretty average, which is good.”
On September 1, 12.4 millimetres fell, 14.6 on the seventh and 11.4 on the ninth, combining for 38.4 of the 46.8 millimetres that fell.
Mr Cronje said Bathurst can expect more rain in the coming week.
“We’ll see on and off rain for the next 48 hours, not much rain but it’s still something,” he said.
“We should see more showers later in the week, with four to 10 millimetres predicted from Friday to Sunday and we could see even more than that.”
The highest recorded temperature during September was 24.5, which was well below the hottest high for the month.
That was recorded last year, when the mercury hit 31.2.
The lowest recorded temperature during September was -3, which was slightly off the coldest day during the month.
That record was set back in 2012, with -5.5 recorded.
Mr Cronje said Bathurst received a “nice bumper” of rain last week.
“We saw 13.4 millimetres of rain fall on Friday, which was a nice bumper for the region,” he said.
From last Wednesday to Saturday, 20.8 millimetres of rain fell in Bathurst.
Weather statistics are recorded at Bathurst Airport.