Phebe Cook, of Lismore, enjoying the late afternoon sunshine that has been a rare occurrence in the past four days.
Phebe Cook, of Lismore, enjoying the late afternoon sunshine that has been a rare occurrence in the past four days. Jay Cronan

Forecast is fine for next few days

LISMORE’S Phebe Cook is looking forward to doing her washing as rain on the Northern Rivers turns to sunshine.

“I’ve got no towels, because they take for ever to dry so I haven’t bothered. But now I hope I can get the washing dry,” she said.

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a ‘shower or two’ for the region today, while Thursday and Friday will be fine, with a maximum of 30 and 31 respectively.

The forecast is good news for the Richmond-Tweed SES, which had 39 calls over the weekend.

“We hope to have a break between the rain,” Richmond-Tweed region controller Scott Hanckel said.

“There were 17 jobs in Murwillumbah and 11 on the Tweed, and we had a range of things occurring.”

After a busy weekend, Richmond-Tweed SES division business service manager Janelle Owen said the last two days had been ‘very quiet’.

“It’s just rain at the moment, and if it starts to dry out that would be good,” she said.

“At the moment we haven’t had anything predicted to say it’s going to get any worse.”

However, wet weather over the past few days has played havoc with drivers and contributed to at least two accidents on roads around the region.

Lismore police crime manager, Detective Sergeant Matt Kehoe, said there was an accident on Teven Road at Teven yesterday between 9.30 and 10am.

A 19-year-old female driver also escaped injury after crashing her Nissan Pulsar on Coraki Road at 11am yesterday.

“Most of the accidents are likely due to the weather conditions,” Det Sgt Kehoe said.



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