The recent downpour of rain might have been welcome news to drought stricken farmers in the Mid Coast area but we're not out of the woods just yet.
February has been a turn of events for drought and bushfires, with the Mid Coast one of the main areas of the State to be drenched.
However, 99 per cent of NSW will remain drought affected despite more rain forecast in the next few weeks.
It's the worst drought on record, with many parts of the State such as the Far West and Central West still to miss out on rain.
NSW Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall said regions across NSW will need months of sustained and widespread rain to break the drought.
"I'm sure many people have seen photos of green grass sprouting in some drought affected areas, but the reality is this recent growth is not that widespread and will provide only limited nutritional value for livestock," Mr Marshall said.
"In farming areas, stored soil moisture levels remain very low, which shows the recent rainfall hasn't provided the nourishing effect needed to improve conditions, while algal blooms and further fish kills remain a very real possibility across multiple regions."
Temperatures in the Manning will sit in the mid 20s for the next week, with rain expected from Tuesday onward.