The strong cold front sweeping across the Central Tablelands during the last four days brought a series of weather irregularities - and no shortage of wind gusts.
According to Weatherzone.com.au the low and cold front crossed southeastern Australia on Friday and early Saturday, closely followed by a trough that helped to maintain powerful winds. Which began with the region finding itself under a blanket as significant areas of raised dust developed across inland districts.
Friday also saw the fastest wind gusts of the front recorded at the Mudgee Airport weather station, peaking at 72km/h at 12.27pm.
The woolly weather continued into Monday, with gusts upwards of 50km/h still regularly occurring throughout the day. Including some of the fastest speeds of this system, with 69km/h being clocked around lunchtime.
Temperatures stayed up on Friday, which hit 30.1°C, but the cold front soon dragged the mercury down to the mid-teens for the next three days - representing a 17-degree temp drop. The Mudgee area is forecast to return to the 20s for the remainder of week - with winds to ease as well.
The Fire Danger Rating for the Cudgegong Rural Fire Service District - which covers the Mid-Western Region - hit 'Severe' on Friday, but has since been lowered to 'High' for the start of the new working week.
For the Mudgee unit of the State Emergency Service, they had one call-out on Monday. But this did serve as a reminder that the storm season (October to March) is just around the corner, tips to prepare at ses.nsw.gov.au/getready