Tweed Daily News

Tweed cops 150mm in 24 hours

THE entire Tweed Shire was drenched Wednesday night, with an average of about 150mm falling in 24 hours from the coast to west of Murwillumbah.

Tweed Heads rain reader Wal Smith measured 214mm during the past two days and said he wasn't used to seeing such heavy falls at the end of May.

“I think it is quite a lot of rain for this time of year and I think there is more to come,” Mr Smith said. “It is just a little bit different. We usually get quite a bit in early April.”

According to Bureau of Meteorology gauges, most areas of the Tweed got more than 150mm in 24 hours to yesterday afternoon.

Coolangatta recorded 108mm; Tweed Heads 143mm; Barneys Point 143mm; Duranbah 146mm; Tumbulgum 137mm; Tomewin 172mm; Murwillumbah 142mm; Cudgera Lake 108mm; Limpinwood 173mm; Eungella 160mm; Uki 183mm; Clarrie Hall Dam 168mm; Kunghur 160mm.

Rain eased yesterday, with most areas getting between 20 and 30mm from 9am.

Mr Smith said the good thing about the rain was it had fallen out west, where farmers were in need of wet weather.

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