ONE OF the most beautiful sounds is rain falling steadily on a very parched, dry land.
And that is what Northern Rivers residents got treated to last night when a band of thick cloud and thunderstorms moved across the region.
Revellers at Falls Festival to farmers aching to see their paddocks green again, all got to experience a good drenching.
So what's happening today?
Firstly temperatures will be much cooler with maximums between 25 and 30 forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology.
The day will be cloudy with a 70% chance of showers.
Winds will be south to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h becoming light in the late evening.
Rainfall since 9am January 2, 2016.
Ballina - 22.2mm
Byron - 29.8mm
Casino - 43.6mm
Evans Head - 25.2mm
Lismore - 65.4mm