Top up to the gauges but summer rain to be scarce

IT WAS good while it lasted, but under clearing skies on the Coffs Coast it appears we may have to wait for a few weeks before our next big drop of rain.

Breaking one of the driest springs on record, with the last sizeable fall happening in late August, consecutive thunderstorm falls settled the dust in the rain gauge.

The Bureau of Meteorology reported falls of 33mm in the official Coffs Harbour gauge, 48mm in Dorrigo, 20mm in Nambucca Heads and 18mm in Grafton.

Residents reported that 29mm fell at Crossmaglen and 64mm was recorded at Brooklana while there were reports of hail yesterday afternoon at Ulong.

The BOM says there is a 65% chance of below average rainfall between November and January.

So far this year, Coffs Harbour gauges have collected 914mm of rain with the heaviest fall on August 27 of 84.2mm.

Topics:  bureau of meteorology coffs coast rainfall summer

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