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Road to nowhere

Friday, 22nd July, 2011

ROLL ON: Broken Hill’s reputation as a film-maker’s paradise was well hidden by fog yesterday. ROLL ON: Broken Hill’s reputation as a film-maker’s paradise was well hidden by fog yesterday.

Yesterday Broken Hill was cloaked in fog for the third consecutive day while the rest of Australia has also been dealing with some severe weather extremes.

Temperatures in the country yesterday ranged from 30.6 degrees at Noonamah in the Northern Territory to a chilly -1.3 at Mount Hotham in the Victorian Alps.

In New South Wales a long-lived low pressure system over the Tasman Sea is not just driving heavy rain and strong winds into Sydney but is also whipping up tremendous seas and swells.

Across the country the southwest of Western Australia is receiving some much needed rain, with possibly it’s wettest week of the year to follow.

Norah Heads in NSW had the country’s highest rainfall yesterday with 63.4mm to 6pm, while emergency crews are sandbagging homes at Foster as heavy rain continues to fall across eastern Victoria.

More than 100 millimetres has fallen across Gippsland over the past two days.

East Gippsland has borne the brunt of the bad weather, with Mount Nowa Nowa recording 140 millimetres over the past few days. - AAP

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