Waterfull Way ... reader Diane Bailey sent us this amazing image driving down from Dorrigo to Bellingen taken on the day of the big flood.
Waterfull Way ... reader Diane Bailey sent us this amazing image driving down from Dorrigo to Bellingen taken on the day of the big flood. Coffs Coast Advocate/Diane Bailey

There's more to come

THE sun has got his hat on - and he's definitely coming out to play.

But don't pack away those brollies just yet.

April is shaping up as another wetter than average month with local MET office staff recording 160mls of rain already this month. The average for this month is 173mls.

But March figures, including the deluge of the big flood, saw rainfall more than double the monthly average.

Before the March 32 storm hit, the rainfall figure was standing at just 190mls, well below the average monthly fall of 243.6mls.

Rainfall figures vary throughout the region with 386mls recorded at Harbour Drive and 444mls at Red Hill.

Perry Drive figures show 351mls but Boambee's big wet went up to 450mls. The big dump though happened further south at the Mylestom Caravan Park, which recorded over 715mls of rain on March 31.

Forecasts for the next week are varied, with Coffs Coast observers all recommending locals keep hold of their brollies.

Tuesday evening's downpour on the northern beaches didn't affect Sawtell or the Coffs CBD, although reports of 60mls (two and a half inches) being dumped in just one hour have been made.

Isolated showers will occur along the Mid North Coast today and tomorrow, with possible thunderstorms late Friday.


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