Rain, rain’s going away as fast as it arrived

DON'T get used to that wet stuff coming out of the sky - the rainfall we've had on the Northern Rivers over the past couple of days isn't here to stay.

In the 24 hours up until 4pm yesterday, some good rainfall was recorded at Bangalow (23mm), Lennox Head (14mm) and Ballina (9.6mm).

It's been a welcome change for our local sports fields and gardens, which have suffered under recent dry conditions.

Tim Hughes, 11, of the Northern Star hockey club, was especially pleased to see yesterday's rain. His club relies on the rain to fill the water tanks used to spray down Astroturf before games at Hepburn Hockey Field. It also meant he got to be in this fun photo shoot with Northern Star photographer Marc Stapelberg.

You'll be able to see more of this photo series on The Northern Star's website,, later today.


From BOM

TODAY: Cloudy, patchy morning fog, isolated showers, light winds. Overnight temperatures to fall as low as 6C and daytime temperatures reaching into the low 20s.

TOMORROW: Cloudy. Scattered showers in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming north westerly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.

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