Yesterday's storm clouds looked menacing as they approached the Coffs Coast but ultimately it just delivered a downpour at about 8.30pm.
Yesterday's storm clouds looked menacing as they approached the Coffs Coast but ultimately it just delivered a downpour at about 8.30pm. Trevor Veale

Coffs escapes brunt of savage storms

IT HUFFED and it puffed but luckily the storm that approached ominously yesterday failed to blow any Coffs Coast houses in.

Most of the heavy rains fell further south with Port Macquarie receiving 34.8mm of rain, Taree 33.6mm while Kempsey didn't get quite a soaking with 19.2mm of rain falling in the Macleay area.

12mm of rain fell on Coffs Harbour overnight and this morning promises more.

Some homes did experience blackouts at about 7.30pm which lasted for up to an hour.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a possible thunderstorm this morning with a 60% chance of rain continuing until the latter stages of this afternoon.

The rain is predicted to ease into the evening with chances of rain for tomorrow lessening to only 20%.

The mercury is expected to top around the mid-20s mark with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting a maximum temperature of 25 degrees.



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