It was cloudy for most of the region today, as the last of the rain pushed through during the afternoon.

Rain totals have been fantastic across the Greater Hunter and North West, after some areas experienced their driest period in history.

Showers will continue along the coast as a low forms in the Tasman while South East winds will remain moderate to strong.

The swell is set to increase with the gusty South East winds causing partly cloudy skies east of the divide with isolated showers.

Fine weather will return on the western side of the ranges before the heat returns later in the week.

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