A trough has brought the heaviest falls since June for some northern parts of the Sydney Basin.
On Friday evening a trough moved through the Sydney Basin bringing hours of steady rain with it. It was showery for much of the day but the heaviest falls came during Friday evening, particularly for those north of Sydney Harbour. There were widespread falls of 10-15mm in the North Shore and Northern Beaches. Terrey Hills picked up 16mm which was their highest fall since June.
Most locations around Sydney have not reached their average monthly rainfall since June so this rain was very welcome for many, as it provided a good drink for the Basin's gardens and parks.
Heavier falls were recorded just outside of Sydney. To the south Mount Pleasant as recorded 28mm, as did Warragamba to the west. The heaviest falls in NSW were just north of Broken Bay where Kincumber tipped 52mm from the gauge this morning.
Saturday in Sydney will be mostly cloudy but should stay generally dry with just the chance of the off light shower. On Sunday a low is expected to deepen off the coast around the NSW and Victoria border. Rainfall may return during the afternoon on Sunday with falls of up to 15mm possible.
© Weatherzone 2012
11:01 EST The NSW Farmers Association and the shires of western NSW are agreed on the need for drought policy changes, after a meeting in the central western city of Dubbo yesterday.