THE heavens opened over Tamworth on Saturday as the city recording its wettest day for 2019.
The Bureau of Meteorology recorded 13.2mm of rain at the Tamworth airport on Saturday.
It was a relatively brief storm which brought the downpour with most of the rain falling between 7.30pm and 8pm.
There was also some hail dumped across the city during the tempest with Westdale bearing the brunt of the “heavy” icy deluge.
The Tamworth State Emergency Service responded to a number of calls after the storm but there no “significant” incidents.
The Saturday storm topped January 24’s 11.2mm downpour and made it the wettest day Tamworth has seen this year.
It was also the third wettest day this summer and the soggiest since December 20 when 18mm fell on the city.
To date, Tamworth has recorded 43.6mm of rain in 2019, however it remains well below the long term average.
January brought just 29.6mm of rain; more than 55 per cent down on the long-term average of 66mm.
This month has seen just 14mm and it would need some heavy storms to get close to the standard 75mm February has usually recorded over the years.
Despite the city looking a little soaked on Sunday morning, the NSW Rural Fire Service still has a very high fire danger rating in place for the North Western, Northern Slopes and New England regions.