After a series of dry seasons, the South Coast experienced a wetter and warmer than average spring.
According to the Bureau of Meterology’s spring weather wrap, some sites had their warmest spring night on record early in November.
The average temperature for Nowra was 22.7 degrees across the whole season, but the warmest day came on November 2, when temps hit 37.7 degrees.
Ulladulla reached 35.3 on November 2 as well, the hottest day across the three month period. The average spring temperature for the town was 20.2.
Kiama hit its top temperature of 38.1 on November 2, with a spring average of 20.4.
Across the three month period, just under 280mm of rain fell over Nowra, almost 100mm higher than the spring average of 184.6mm.
In Ulladulla, 266.8mm of rain fell in spring, above the 244.3mm average.
Kiama also received more rainfall than average with 266.4mm, compared to 218.7mm.
A low pressure system late in November brought moderate to heavy falls to Sydney, the Illawarra, South Coast, the Hunter and the Central Tablelands, with some locations around Sydney reporting more than 100 mm of rain in less than three hours.
According to the bureau, the state's mean maximum temperature for spring was 1.65 degrees above average, while the overall mean temperature for spring was 1.50 degrees above average; cooler than spring 2017, but much warmer than spring 2016.
The latest estimates of drought intensity at the end of October place up to 30 per cent of the state as Drought Affected, 50 per cent in Drought and 19 per cent in Intense Drought. Much of the North Coast is now in the Non-Drought category, with the remainder quickly transitioning out of the Drought Affected category.