A SUDDEN downpour gave Bathurst a healthy dose of rain, but also led to flooding and road closures around the region.
According to official readings, Bathurst received 19 millimetres of rain on Tueday night, however some residents have reported receiving in excess of 40mm.
Weatherzone's figures, taken from Bathurst Airport, say that the rain started to come down at around 6pm, with 10mm falling over the next hour.
At one stage, there was about 3mm of rain recorded in the span of 10 minutes.
Tuesday's rain nearly doubled the monthly rainfall total, taking it to 44.8mm, about 12mm below the long-term average for February.
The heavy rain kept the Bathurst unit of the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) on its toes.
Duty officer Zeak Smith said, with the rain being so sudden, there was an influx of calls for assistance.
"We had one very big downpour, which overrun people's gutters and what not, so all these jobs came in within the span of about 10 minutes," he said.
Around 20 team members were out providing assistance and the NSW SES Western Capability Unit was activated to run the Bathurst Unit Operations Centre.
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Mr Smith said the majority of the jobs were to do with leaking roofs, as there wasn't much wind to bring down branches and trees.
The SES also had to assist with road closures due to flooding along Eleven Mile Drive and the Russell Street underpass.
"We also had crews going out to Rockley and Burraga due to trees on the road and washouts," Mr Smith said.
In anticipation for heavy rain on Tuesday, the SES were prepared with pre-filled sandbags and trucks that were ready to hit the road, which helped their responses run smoothly.
Further preparations are under way to ensure the SES can respond if more storms hit Bathurst this week.
"From what I understand, we're expecting more heavy weather towards the end of the week, around Saturday and Sunday," Mr Smith said.
If any damage occurs to property in storm events, regardless of how big or small, people are encouraged to contact the SES on 132 500.
Jobs will be responded to in order of priority.
Mr Smith has also advised people against entering floodwaters after the SES came across some concerning behaviour on Tuesday.
"We had a few people swimming in floodwaters last night," he said.
"Please stay out of floodwaters, whether you're walking, riding or driving; it's very dangerous."
If there is a life-threatening emergency, call triple-0 instead of the SES.