PLENTY of roadside puddles were a welcome sight across the Bathurst region on Saturday after a good overnight drenching of rain.
The Bureau of Meteorology's official weather station at Bathurst Airport recorded 40.4mm of rain in the 24 hours to 9am on Saturday, the region's wettest 24-hour period in more than a year.
A series of good falls since the start of the year have taken the region's annual rainfall total to 270mm just a few days into April, raising hopes that 2020 might see Bathurst exceed its long-term average annual rainfall of 600mm for the first time since 2016.
The warning, issued by the bureau at 4.12pm on Saturday, said areas likely to be affected included the South West Slopes and Snowy Mountains forecast districts and parts of the Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, Riverina and ACT forecast districts.
"There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions," the warning stated.
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