RAINFALL on Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning put around 15 millimetres in gauges across the Bathurst region.
This was significantly less than the 20-40mm that had been forecast, but it was still a relief for the drought-stricken area.
"[It was] some fairly decent rain, quite widespread, with pretty much all the gauges collecting some rain to 9am this morning," Weatherzone meteorologist Graeme Brittain said on Monday.
He said there may be isolated showers on Tuesday morning, producing 1-5mm of rain, but otherwise it may not be until the end of the week before Bathurst sees more significant rainfall.
The region is also likely to miss it's average monthly rainfall of 61.2mm.
"Generally, if we look at the climate models for November and December, it is unlikely that average rainfall will be exceeded," Mr Brittain said.