Dark and stormy as Coast suffers

By KAT MULLARD

THE worst of the heavy rain may be behind us, but strong weather warnings are still in place for the Mid North coast.

According to the Coffs Harbour Bureau of Meteorology, the rain will gradually diminish during the week as a low moves off the coast good news after the heavy overnight rainfall of 170.8mm in Coffs Harbour on Monday night.

But it's not time to put away the gumboots and raincoat just yet.

A severe weather warning is still in place for the Mid North Coast, with flash flooding, damaging winds and dangerous surf predicted.

Showers are likely for much of today, with a maximum temperature of 18 degrees.

We can expect much of the same tomorrow, with rain easing on Friday, and a top of 20 degrees predicted.

Residents should be on the look out, as minor flood warnings are still in place for the Bellinger, Nambucca and Orara Rivers.

There is also a strong wind warning in place for the Mid North Coast, with south to south easterly winds reaching 25 to 33 knots at times.

Seas are expected to reach three metres, with swells of around three metres.



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