Tanks were topped up and gardens were watered as rain fell across the region on the weekend.
(min cost $8)
Login or signup to continue reading
in Nowra, the most rain fell on Friday, with 3 millimetres recorded. One millimetre of rain was recorded on both Saturday and Sunday.
Substantial rainfall was last recorded in Nowra on May 30 when 37.0 millimetres fell on the town.
Further north at Kiama, a whopping 30.8 millimetres of rainfall was recorded, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). That is the most rainfall experienced on the South Coast in one day for two months.
Meanwhile, in Ulladulla, rain fell for three consecutive days – something not seen for months.
On Friday, 0.6 millimetres of rain fell, which was followed by 5 millimetres on Saturday and 0.4 on Sunday.
The last substantial rainfall recorded in Ulladulla was on June 20, 2018, when 20.8 millimetres of rain fell.
Shoalhaven residents will be on level one water restrictions from Monday, September 3.
The prolonged dry-spell, which according to the Bureau of Meteorology includes the driest July recorded across the state since 2002, has impacted on the shire’s water storage.
A council spokeswoman said the water level in Bamarang Dam was 70.4 per cent, recorded on August 22.
How much did you get at your place?
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.