THE weekend brought some wild weather to the region with strong winds and lashing rain felling trees and tearing roofs off some buildings.
The Tamworth State Emergency Service (SES) unit had 30 calls for help on Saturday following an intense storm in the afternoon.
Deputy zone commander Heath Stimson said areas between Tamworth and Quirindi were the hardest hit in the region with some minor incidents in Armidale and Gunnedah.
Mr Stimson said a roof was torn off a feedlot in Quirindi while crews, along with Rural Fire Service volunteers, responded to calls for assistance with fallen trees causing damage around the region.
Wind gusts maxed-out at 52 kilometres per hour at 2 o’clock, according the Bureau of Meteorology, with 18.6 millimeters of rain falling throughout the day.
He said there were some ongoing work in Nundle and Woolomin crews were tending to on Sunday, but he expected conditions to ease.
While it was a wet, wild and windy weekend in Tamworth, the weather system which passed through the region on Saturday intensified and headed south.
Mr Stimson said the SES had 1700 to 2000 calls in Sydney and Tamworth crews could be called-in to help with clean-up efforts.
“It’s been a steady start the season and we are starting to see some significant storms around since,” he said.
“So we’re urging business and residents to visit the SES website to get their home emergency plans in place.”
Flood watch warnings for the Gwydir and upper Macintyre rivers were lifted on Sunday.
According to Elders Weather, Tamworth could expect some showers on Thursday and Friday along with temperatures tipped to peak at 37 degrees.
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