Stormy weather brings patchy rain to Cooma

STORMY skies and wet weather across Cooma and the Monaro looks set to continue throughout the week.

Slow moving storms brought heavy rain, hail and thousands of lightning strikes to south eastern New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory on the weekend, but it has been very localised across the Monaro.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Cooma received less than one millimetre of rain on Saturday afternoon, while at the Cooma Airport 27.8mm was recorded.

Berridale appears to have received the biggest drenching of rain this week.

Across Friday and Saturday 47.4mm of rainfall was recorded, with reports of about 75mm on some farms washing out fences.

On Monday night there was 48.4mm of rain in Berridale.

Stormy skies threatened rain on Tuesday in Cooma, but brought just 3.2mm overnight.

At Adaminaby Alpine Tourist Park 6.8mm was recorded, 14mm fell at Bredbo Station (Bredbo River) with 25mm at Nimmitabel (Cottesloe). said given the intensity and longevity of these storms across Canberra and South East NSW it was likely that some places received significantly more rain but no gauges were there to record it.

Heavy rain wasn't the only feature with reports of hail from the storms with the slow movement allowing large hail drifts to accumulate in some places.

Looking ahead showers are predicted for the rest of the week in Cooma, with weather clearing on Tuesday.

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