Wild weather: Winds, heavy rain lash some parts of the region | Photos, pictures

WILD weather swept through the region on Thursday afternoon bringing heavy rain and very strong winds for some locations.

A severe weather warning was issued around 1pm and the winds and rain started soon after.

Parkes recorded the heaviest rainfalls with 35.8 millimetres recorded since 9am on Thursday, while wind gusts reached a peak of 93km/h at 4.26pm.

Heavy rain was also recorded in Cowra with 33.6mm received during the same time period and winds gusting up to 65km/h at 4.18pm

Orange received 19.4mm of rain with wind speeds up to 48km/h, while Forbes had 14.0mm of rain and wind gusts recorded at 80km/h at 3pm.

In Parkes, Fire and Rescue NSW crew were called to wires down on Wentworth Avenue at 4.29pm on Thursday.

"On arrival crews found wires lying across the road and also a carport lying across wires to a house," firefighters said.

"Crews remained on scene until essential energy attended and the scene could be rendered safe."

Showers and thunderstorms are possible for the region through until Monday.

Overnight rainfall to 7.30am on Friday

  • Bathurst 8.2mm
  • Cowra 33.6mm
  • Dubbo 3.4mm
  • Forbes 14.0mm
  • Goulburn 0.4mm
  • Lithgow 6.0mm
  • Mudgee 5.4mm
  • Orange 19.4mm
  • Parkes 35.8mm
  • Young 13.6mm

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