AWESOME STORM: The Northern Rivers saw a large storm roll across the area yesterday.
AWESOME STORM: The Northern Rivers saw a large storm roll across the area yesterday. Dee Hartin

Cloudy weather with a chance of showers, but no storms

WE ARE not expected to get a repeat of yesterday afternoon's brief but intense thunderstorm either today or this weekend, with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting cloudy weather with a chance of showers, but no storms.

However, beachgoers and boaters across the region during today are warned to expect strong southerly winds of up to 55kmh, with a building south swell.

Temperatures will hover around the mid-20s today and the weekend as clouds and southerly winds keep the recent spring warmth under wraps.

TREES DOWN: Some of the damage from yesterday's storm in Olive Avenue, Goonellabah. Photo Samantha Elley / The Northern Star
TREES DOWN: Some of the damage from yesterday's storm in Olive Avenue, Goonellabah. Photo Samantha Elley / The Northern Star Samantha Elley

Lake Ainsworth received the highest rainfall from yesterday's storm with an intense fall of 38mm, most of which fell in 30 minutes between 1.30pm and 2pm.

Other areas copped 10-20mm across the district, with Ballina totalling 14mm.

A spokesman from the BOM said the storm was caused by a trough extending from inland central NSW up into Queensland interacting with a weak low pressure system off the coast.

The trough moved over the Northern Rivers during the early afternoon and helped generate conditions supporting thunderstorms.



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