A kangaroo grazes on Look At Me Now Headland at Emerald Beach on Monday afternoon as storm clouds roll over Moonee Beach.
A kangaroo grazes on Look At Me Now Headland at Emerald Beach on Monday afternoon as storm clouds roll over Moonee Beach. TREVOR VEALE

Drought breaking rain building over the Coffs Coast

DROUGHT breaking rain is descending on the Coffs Coast this afternoon with the first showers falling in what will be a week of heavy rainfall.

With relative humidity rising to 75% this afternoon there's the anticipation of between 10-20mm falling over the next six hours.  

Thursday is forecast to deliver the heaviest showers with a 90% chance of 35mm-90mm falling. 

Weather forecasters are tipping anywhere between 100mm and 250mm could fall over the course of the next seven days on the Coffs Coast.

It comes after Australia has just recorded its first wetter than average month since November 2018.

A shot of the storm over Sawtell this afternoon.
A shot of the storm over Sawtell this afternoon. Trevor Veale

This latest weather event is seeing a humid, moist, easterly air stream pumping in the moisture along the East Coast drawing from the Tasman Sea and Coral Sea.

Torrential rain is possible with flash flooding expected in some parts between Thursday and the weekend. 

For the latest on the weather front click here. 

Storm clouds build over the Coffs Coast ahead of drought breaking rain.
Storm clouds build over the Coffs Coast ahead of drought breaking rain. Trevor Veale
The seven day forecast for Coffs Harbour.
The seven day forecast for Coffs Harbour.


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