SOME of the region's driest areas have received relief from recent thunderstorms.
Moree has welcomed significant rain events so far this month, the first on January 17 brought with it 51.2mm of rain before being followed up on January 24 with 48.8mm.
The falls bring Moree's total rainfall for the month to 117.2mm, which is almost the same amount the area received for the entire year of 2019, when it had 125.4mm.
Likewise, Inverell also enjoyed plenty of the wet stuff, as consistent showers have produced 113.2mm of rain for the month.
However, not every part of the region has enjoyed the welcome rain.
The unpredictability of the storms has meant areas such as Gunnedah and Tamworth have recorded far smaller rain totals.
Sunday was Gunnedah's wettest day of the month, as 25.6mm of rain fell, bringing its total rainfall for the month up to 48mm.
On the other hand, Tamworth's airport weather station recorded only 8.6mm to 9am on Friday and 9.6mm on Friday night, while other parts of the city received far more.
The trend was bucked on Saturday night as the station notched up 40.8mm.
Boggabri stock agent Guy Gallen said the rainfall would have provided "plenty of hope" to local farmers.
"There were a lot of good stories about people who got a fair bit of rain," Mr Gallen told the Leader.
"Some weren't so lucky but still got something.
"Mentally, this rain takes the pressure right off and will hopefully give everyone a bit of relief."
Mr Gallen said the wet weather would benefit some of the district's stock producers.
"The cattle market took a little bit of a hit before Christmas, but is on the way back up at the moment," he said.
"A few of the guys who did hang on to their cattle could be in for a win now, if they are ready to sell.
"For those not ready to sell, the rain will hopefully allow things like Pig Weed and Liverseed Grass to sprout and offer a bit of a green pick.
"If that happens it will allow a chance for stock to gain a bit more weight before going to market."
The Bureau of Meteorology is not expecting the wet weather to continue, instead predicting 37-degree days for Tamworth throughout the rest of the week.
"This rain has been most certainly welcome, but a lot more is needed for things to really improve long-term," Mr Gallen said.
"If it does continue, guys will have a much better chance at being able to plant a crop of some description, especially on the lighter country which doesn't need too much rain.
"However, at the moment, you wouldn't have to dig too deep beneath the surface to find dust and we will need a lot more rain for that not to be the case."