More rain is predicted to fall in Grenfell from Wednesday

According to the Bureau of Meteorology Grenfell received a total of 28.8 millimeters of rainfall over the weekend.

Though the Manganese Road station recorded just under 30mm some locals have reported they received more than that in their rain gauges across the Weddin Shire area.

With the latest lot of rainfall the Department of Primary Industries latest drought map reveals that Grenfell and the Weddin Shire are no longer considered to be in drought, a huge difference to this time last year when the region was beginning to be gripped by the dry.

"The drought event weakened across much of New South Wales (NSW) during July 2020. Significant rainfall along the coast, central west and central and southern Tablelands continued drought recovery for much of central and eastern NSW. Some districts in the central west of the state are now clearly out of drought.," a Department of Primary Industries Seasonal Outlook spokesperson said.

"Official climate outlooks indicate an increased likelihood of a wet spring for NSW."

According to BoM forecasters and DPI meteorologists Grenfell along with NSW as a whole has an increased chance of above average spring rainfall, including flood events.

"The proportion of NSW in drought has fallen to 78.5 percent (as of 31 July)," The DPI spokesperson said.

Grenfell had 28.8mm of rainfall last weekend alone with more rain predicted this week.

Grenfell had 28.8mm of rainfall last weekend alone with more rain predicted this week.

"In contrast, most districts in western NSW remain in the Drought Affected category of the Combined Drought Indicator."

Meteorologists have predicted further rain from Wednesday with precipitation expected to continue right through until the start of next week.

Minimum temps over the next week are expected to range between 2 degrees Celsius and 4 degrees while the maximum will range between 18 and 14.

A very full dam.

A very full dam.