UMBRELLAS were out in Tamworth at the weekend, as locals across the region soaked up widespread rain.
Official rainfall totals varied between towns, and residents recorded different amounts of water in their backyard gauges.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) weather station at Tamworth airport clocked 7.6mm in the 24 hours to 9am Monday.
Tamworth residents took to social media to report how much rain fell around the place.
A North Tamworth local notched 10mm in the gauge during Sunday's showers; a resident in South Tamworth reported 8mm; and a rain gauge in East Tamworth caught 7.5mm.
Sunday marked the first drops of rain to land on the city since October 1.
The head of the Peel River near Nundle got just more than 10mm of rain during the showers.
Chaffey Dam is still hovering around 26 per cent.
The wet and cloudy weather is set to continue for the city, with more rain expected to pour down later in the week.
The BoM forecast shows a maximum of 75mm could fall over Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Current predictions indicate there's at least a high or very high chance of rain on those days, and each day could bring the possibility of a thunderstorm as well.
Other parts of the region also copped a soaking.
Residents in Werris Creek said a burst of rain in the early hours of Monday morning brought about 30mm of rain, on top of about 10mm which fell on Sunday.
The BoM station at Gunnedah airport recorded 10.2mm in the 24 hours to 9am on Monday; Qurindi notched 12.2mm; and Armidale got 6.6mm.