The Manning has received some excellent rainfall over the past few days and the pattern is predicted to continue for the next week.
Almost 70mm of rain was dumped on Taree on Saturday, October 6, hampering some events at the Taree Show.
Overnight Wednesday saw another 27mm of rain recorded at Taree.
Cooler temperatures accompany the rain with a forecast maximum of 19 degrees Celsius on Friday, October 12, 20 degrees on Saturday and 21 degrees on Sunday.
Vigorous south to southeast winds have been affecting the waters in association with a cold front that moved across the region on Wednesday.
In the wake of the front, a high pressure system near Tasmania is forecast to extend a ridge along the New South Wales coast. As this high drifts eastwards to the Tasman Sea at the end of the week, winds are expected to tend east to northeast.