Billy Reynolds and his dog Shotgun found the perfect way to enjoy the woeful weekend weather, taking a dive on Jetty Oval.
Billy Reynolds and his dog Shotgun found the perfect way to enjoy the woeful weekend weather, taking a dive on Jetty Oval. Leigh Jensen

Rain brings abrupt end to events

WATER sports were on the agenda over the weekend, although not the sort we’d all been hoping for.

A series of massive downpours which until late yesterday had dumped more than 150 millimetres of rain on Coffs Harbour turned low-lying areas into aquatic playgrounds and forced the abandonment of many events such as the Global Carnival and the early end to others like the Buskers Festival.

The wet weather also contributed to a rash of road accidents across the region, including one north of Woolgoolga which claimed the life of a Queensland truck driver.

What role the unseasonal cold temperatures played in a fatal house fire is also being investigated.

With a thunderstorm alert issued for the Mid North Coast late yesterday the SES was last night on standby.

The outlook for the remainder of the school holidays is far from encouraging with showers forecast through until the middle of the week.



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