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WEATHER: Farmers and Falls revellers rejoiced in the rain

Some parts of Lismore have seen flash flooding after a storm yesterday afternoon.
Some parts of Lismore have seen flash flooding after a storm yesterday afternoon. Cathy Adams

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



Missing swimmer on north coast, search underway

HAZARDOUS SURF: Surf lifesavers are pleading with the public to stay out of the water this weekend after one of the biggest rescue days occurred on Saturday and swimmer is still missing on the north coast.

Hazardous surf warning and one swimmer missing

Ute and truck smash on highway

CRASH RESCUE: At 2am on Sunday the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called out to a crash involving a ute colliding with a truck on the Pacific motorway near Brunswick Heads.

Pacific Highway blocked after ute and truck smash

Ferry return to service delayed

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Service will not resume as expected

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