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Rain adds to the wet November for northeast NSW

Drew Casper-Richardson, Saturday November 30, 2013 - 10:49 EDT

A low pressure trough has brought rainfalls of more than 50mm to much of northeast New South Wales, adding to what has already been a wet November.

The highest totals were concentrated around the Northern Rivers where there were widespread falls of over 50mm. Limpinwood topped the totals with 76mm to 9am on Saturday. Mullumbimbi, Numinbah and parts of Grafton also recorded over 50mm.

This adds to what has been a very soggy end to Spring. Several locations have had their wettest November in over a decade including Casino (17 years), Grafton (11 years) and Lismore (10 years).

November has seen above average rainfall further south as well. Forster in the Mid North Coast has recorded over triple their average with 259mm reaching the gauge so far. This makes it the wettest November in 114 years. In the Hunter most locations had two or three times their average. Nobbys Head had their wettest November in 147 years.

Further rain will add to these totals on the last day of November. Early rain over the northeast corner of the state will clear by early Saturday afternoon. Showers along the coast further south will add a few millimetres from the Hunter to the Mid North Coast.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2013

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