Wettest day since March sees 36mm of rain dumped on Bathurst | Photos

SOGGY SKIPPY: A sodden kangaroo following heavy downpours across the Bathurst region on Saturday. Photos: CHRIS SEABROOK
SOGGY SKIPPY: A sodden kangaroo following heavy downpours across the Bathurst region on Saturday. Photos: CHRIS SEABROOK

And you thought you got wet yesterday.

Western Advocate photographer Chris Seabrook grabbed this great shot of soggy 'roo following Saturday afternoon's downpour across the region.

The Bureau of Meteorology’s official weather station at Bathurst Airport recorded 36.4mm of rain for the 24 hours to 9am today, making it the wettest day since March.

Rain fell fairly consistently for most of the day from 8am through to midnight, with the heaviest showers about 1pm and 7pm.

The deluge also meant the Bathurst region received half its average annual rainfall for December in just 16 hours.

Despite the downpours, though, the local State Emergency Service branch received just five calls for help to assist with leaky roofs and some trees across the road.

The wet weather meant the cancellation of junior and senior cricket, and also Bathurst Regional Council’s planned Picnic in the Parade on Saturday night.

Today’s forecast is for possible showers in the morning and a top of just 19 degrees.

More light showers are predicted each day until at least Friday.