RAIN PROBLEMS: Noel and Bronwyn Collins, of Goonellabah, have got black spots on their spinach caused by constant rain. Picture
RAIN PROBLEMS: Noel and Bronwyn Collins, of Goonellabah, have got black spots on their spinach caused by constant rain. Picture

No end in sight for wet weather



NOEL COLLINS has been happy with April's weather, but he'd like to turn the rain off now please.

The spinach in his distinctive veggie garden alongside Ballina Road is starting to feel the wet.

"You get a bit of black spot in the spinach if you get too much rain, and I'm starting to get that now," he said.

Meanwhile, Rocky Creek Dam levels give an indication of just how wet it has been recently.

Just a week ago the levels were at 64 per cent, but a week later and the dam has bounced back up 70 per cent full.

So far this month in Lismore it's rained nine days out of 11.

Wollongbar weather watcher David Ellem said rainfall in April had been about average, or a tad above.

But May was shaping up to be a different story altogether, he said.

"I recorded 109mm in just one week.

"The average for this area is 180 to 190mm for the whole month of May.

"And the next seven days could be very wet, so it could be a real turn around in the weather.

"The bureau is forecasting a low-pressure system off the coast which could bring some wild winds and heavy rains," he said.



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