19.9mm at home from yesterday's soak bringing Oct rainfall to 23.8mm & YTD to 376.3mm. Went for a drive in the Mid & Upper North as far as Wirrabara for my partner's birthday yesterday. It was overcast as we left home and headed up through Mallala & Balaklava. Temperature was warming up and reached about 27C (car thermometer) from memory as we stood at the lookout near Redhill. The cloud was thin and to our SW some horizontal "Organ Pipe"cloud formations could be seen. As we headed off to lunch in Crystal Brook, the temperature dropped as the wind swung around to the SW and was about 19C when we left town. As we approached the turnoff towards Pt Germein Gorge, there were "low & wet looking" clouds coming from the N/NW. However, no rain. As we drove towards Wirrabara, via some nice back roads, these were low clouds persisted over the ranges. While we had a milkshake & cake in Wirrabara, there was a sudden fairly loud rumble of THUNDER! This was followed by a few more rumbles. No lightning, but a shower began to fall. There was a bit of light rain as we passed through Laura. Steady light rain began to fall as we drove down back roads south of Narridy towards Koolunga which was damp & humid as darkness approached. As we neared Brinkworth & Blyth, we were passing through driving rain & reasonable winds making driving challenging with a lot of pooled water in any depressions in the road surface which were difficult to see except with high beam. This didn't stop until we reached Two Wells, where the rain eased up a little but was still falling at a reasonable rate which lasted all the way home. So a bit of everything for our drive up north. Still lots of greenery around and the wattles & other plants in flower through Pt Germein Gorge were spectacular!