An ecstatic 18-month-old in Scone spent this morning splashing in puddles, as drought-affected towns across NSW revel in the long-awaited rainfall.
A little boy who has never seen rain in his life has spent the morning dancing under the downpour that hit his family's farm in NSW.
The 18-month-old's mum shared a video of him running around their property in Scone, exclaiming "wow" as he tried to figure out what was going on.
He can be seen smiling and splashing in puddles, muddying his tiny feet for the very first time in his life.
Others from drought and fire-affected towns all across the state are revelling in the long-awaited rainfall.
Green Valley Farm, in Tingha NSW, has been drenched and Steph Stewart has shared video of water gushing through her property after a downpour this morning.
Over 66 millilitres fell in the area, and their creeks are "roaring" for the first time in a long time.
Mudgee also received a good soaking, while in Katoomba near the NSW Blue Mountains, rain has created a mist over the mountain tops.
However, the NSW SES has urged residents in fire-affected areas to take care as the risk of flash flooding, falling trees and landslips could increase as wet weather impacts the fire grounds.
During the 24 hours to 9am today, Wanaaring (36mm), Wilcannia (17mm), Bourke (12mm) and Charleville (2mm) all received their heaviest rain since early November.
The trough is forecast to deepen over coming days with more intense storms reaching multiple parts of the state from today into the weekend.
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/nsw-rain-little-boy-dances-in-rain-for-the-first-time-scone/75f2492c-d24e-4988-80e6-095fa7fddbb8