Parts of region drenched in rain

PARTS of the Northern Rivers have been drenched overnight, with Alstonville receiving more than 100mm of rain in 20 hours.

Nearby Tuckombil received 77mm of rain, while Houghlahans Creek recorded 64mm.
Ballina recorded 38mm of rain.

North Coast Storm Chasers, on their Facbeook page, said light to moderate rain should persist for the next few hours before moving offshore.

"Showers and rain areas are amplifying offshore and are starting to come onshore in some parts and will do so into the morning," they wrote.

"These areas might be heavy and totals could accumulate fast causing flash flooding."

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, rain will continue across the Northern Rivers today and tomorrow, with showers easing on Wednesday and Thursday.

More rain is expected on Sunday.



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