Minor flood warnings still current as drier weather begins
IT DIDN'T turn out as bad as first predicted but there was certainly plenty of rain for the Coffs Coast on the tail end of Tropical Cyclone Marcia.
Coffs Harbour's Bureau of Meteorology measuring station has recorded 214.2mm of rain over the six days to 9am this morning.
This takes the February raifall total to 513.2mm. A figure which is only 9mm short of the February rainfall record set back in 1985.
While the sun and some blue sky has been spotted this morning, there are still a couple of current flood warnings for the region.
Overnight rain has caused some renewed river level rises along the Bellinger River at Thora where minor flooding is current and a minor flood peak is expected around noon today. The level at bellingen has remained below the minor flood level.
The rain has also caused renewed river level rises along the upper Orara River. The Orara River at Orange Grove was 3.8 metres at 8am this morning and rising, which was higher than its previous peaks for the past 3 days.
The Orara River at Glenreagh was lower than expected this morning, however the higher peak that was forecast yesterday is now likely to occur during Monday night.