FORECASTERS promised a wet weekend and it definitely delivered for Lithgow as it recorded its wettest day for 2020.
You better have had your umbrellas close on hand on Monday, July 27 as the rain belted down and gave Lithgow a whopping 54.4mm, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
This was the highest amount of rain the area has seen since February 10 when Lithgow recorded 51mm.
So far in July Lithgow has recorded 73.5mm of rain but that isn't even close to the highest amount of rain Lithgow has seen in July in the past 10 years with 319mm recorded in 2013.
Lithgow's coldest day for July was on Thursday, July 23 when the town recorded a low of minus 4. The very next day was Lithgow's warmest July day when it got to a top of 15.7 degrees.
In 2006 Lithgow recorded -7 degrees in July, a temperature the town hasn't seen in over 14 years.
The coldest July on record was in 2008 with an average minimum temperature of -0.4 degrees.
So far in 2020 Lithgow has recorded 597.1mm of rain, with February recording the most rain with 189.6mm.
The hottest day in 2020 so far was unsurprisingly recorded in January with a top of 38.9 degrees, while the coldest day was just last week with -4.1 degrees.
As for the rest of July, Lithgow looks set for a max temperature of 12 degrees on Tuesday with a possible shower or two, Wednesday will have morning frost with a top temperature of 14 degrees, Thursday will be mostly sunny with a top of 13 degrees and for the final day of the month Friday will be partly cloudy with a top temperature of 12 degrees.
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