Valley spared as trough moves on

LOCALLY, the worst of the wet weather has passed but the south of the state is still set to cop a drenching.

Despite severe weather warnings issued earlier this week, there are now no warnings for the Northern Rivers.

Weatherzone meteorologist Doug Fenton said Grafton picked up another 12mm of rain overnight on Tuesday with a further 9mm during the day.

More-exposed coastal areas, such as Ballina, could still face some showers through to Friday but today should be mostly dry for Grafton and the Valley.

"There is another trough quite close to the coast on Friday but at this stage the heaviest falls should be off the coast," Mr Fenton said.

He said Sydney, Illawarra and the South Coast would feel the brunt of the downpours as we moved toward the weekend.

On Friday, Grafton could expect a top of 27°C and in Yamba temperatures shouldn't go above 25°C.

The warmer weather is a change from the cooler snap experienced on Tuesday this week, when temperatures didn't go above 22°C in Grafton - 4°C below average.

While the rain may have damaged roads and crops around the region, rainfall for this month is still below average. Grafton has received 51mm to date this month, the average April rainfall figure is 89mm.



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