TAMWORTH’S rain gauges topped the region’s rainfall charts overnight on Sunday.
It’s a sign of things to come for the rest of the week, with more severe thunderstorms and possible showers predicted up until the weekend.
About 53 millimetres was recorded at the Tamworth airport.
It was the heaviest fall in the whole North West Slopes area, with Moonbi following at 13mm and Gunnedah and Werris Creek trailing at 12 mm each.
But with the rain came lightning which resulted in electrical interruptions to about 600 homes in the Gunnedah area.
Before the rain fell, Sunday temperatures reached a top of 32.8 degrees Celsius with high humidity.
With the rain came a ferocious storm that brought lightning strikes, thunder and high wind speeds.
The storm struck early in the morning and lasted for about an hour.