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Updated 10:55am Rain is set to return to the region today after thunderstorms pounded much of the north coast last night but a further thunderstorm warning has now been withdrawn.

A short, sudden storm that hit Byron Bay around 8pm caused minor flash flooding in parts of Lawson Street.

Thunderstorms returned again at 4am, with many places receiving heavy falls. And more falls are predicted for today.

But the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has withdrawn a severe thunderstorm warning issued earlier today for parts of the northern rivers.

A minor flood warning has been issued for the Brunswick River at Billinudgel, which is expected to peak at 2.5 metres around 9am.

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Pottsville West received 56mm in one hour to 8:50pm on Monday night; Murwillumbah 99mm in three hours to 3am and Cape Byron 57mm in one hour to 4:30am, according to BoM.

Byron Bay received 108mm of rain since 9am yesterday and Tweed Heads 77.2.

Mullumbimby reported the highest total of the region, with 147mm.

But other parts of the region received almost nothing, Casino reporting no rain at all for the period and Lismore Airport just 2.2mm.

SES reports minor flash flooding and trees over powerlines in a number of areas.




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