Bellingen Shire weather

As you may have noticed, we’re getting solid rain and the forecast is for it to continue for the next week.

Weatherzone says Coffs Harbour had 51mm to 9am this morning, and the Bellingen Weather Facebook page is reporting 68.6mm in Bellingen township.

Dorrigo is dragging the chain with only 36mm but Thora scored 92mm, and Spicketts Creek had an impressive 118mm, the highest on the Mid North Coast.

The SES is urging everyone, particularly drivers, to be careful in the continuing wet weather.

Last night a man died when a tree crushed his home 20k west of Byron Bay.

A neighbour called emergency services about 7pm after she saw a large fig tree had fallen onto a cabin on Kings Road, Federal.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District, volunteers from the Brunswick Volunteer Rescue Association and Rural Fire Service, and paramedics went to the scene and found the occupant, a man aged 65, had died at the scene.

The area had been impacted by heavy rain and strong winds for several hours.