Wooli got 283mm of rain on Sunday night.
Wooli got 283mm of rain on Sunday night. Blainey Woodham

Wooli gets 283mm of rain in 11 hours

THERE was no shortage of rain at Wooli after four consecutive storm cells water-bombed the region.

While the Bureau of Meteorology recorded 106mm on Sunday night, Wooli Australia Post office licensee Bruce Bird recorded 283mm from 8pm to 7am.

Mr Bird said when he saw the line of four storms heading straight for Wooli, he knew something big was coming.

"It kept falling out of the sky as each cell came up the coast," Mr Bird said.

"There doesn't seem to be a problem, just a lot of rain."

Mr Bird has a rain gauge at the post office and takes readings every day.

Bureau of Meteorology Coffs Harbour station manager Ashleigh Wilson said the Wooli River gauge recorded 106mm from 9am to 9am and the Wooli Caravan Park gauge recorded 102mm between 9pm and midnight on Sunday.

Other Clarence Valley gauges recorded hardly any rain on Sunday.

Pillar Valley did not record anything, Coaldale recorded 15mm from midnight to 3am and Lawrence recorded 22mm from midnight to 3am.



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