Tuesday temps a rollercoaster for locals

Two millimeters of rain was recorded at the Young Airport on Tuesday.
Two millimeters of rain was recorded at the Young Airport on Tuesday.

Tuesday took locals on quite a rollercoaster ride with temperatures rising before dipping throughout the day.

The good news was that the weather system brought along a little bit of precipitation with two millimeters of rain recorded at the Young Airport with locals on Facebook reporting between 1.5mm to 2.5mm across the region.

The temperature on Tuesday however was exceedingly strange with the mercury dropping and rising by several degrees in half an hour periods in some instances.

At 12am on Tuesday October 8 the temperature was still sitting at a nice 14.2 degrees Celsius but by 2.30am it was 8.7, 4.30am 6.3 and then at 6.30am 3.4 degrees Celsius. By 10.30am the mercury had risen to sit at 15.7 degrees and by 11.30am 16.2, however by 12pm it dipped back down to 13.7 and seven minutes later 9.6 degrees with an apparent (or feels like) temperature of 3.5 degrees.

At 3.30pm the temperature had lifted again to 13 degrees Celsius and was 3.4 degrees Celsius at 11.30pm on Tuesday night.

The temperature nose dived again on Wednesday morning with the thermometer at the Young Airport picking up -0.3 degrees Celsius at 6am with an apparent temperature of -2.3 and at 6.30am 0.1 degrees with an apparent temperature of -3.

According to a Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist the reason for the drops and rises in temperatures were a series of cold troughs coming through with the wind and rain.

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a chance of showers on Friday morning for Young with a 38 percent of receiving between 1 to 5mm.