Orange's dam levels enjoyed one of their biggest leaps this year on the back of last week's rain, and more falls are on the way.
Fifty-five millimetres was recorded over three days from last Sunday to bump up the city's July rainfall total to 78.8mm.
Last week the city's combined water storage level was a touch under 29 per cent, but this week that figure has risen nearly four per cent, up to 32.75 per cent.
It's the highest our water storage level has been since November last year.
The city is predicted to receive further falls later in the week, with Thursday a 50 per cent chance of rain before a more likely forecast on Friday and to start the weekend.
There's a 90 per cent chance of rain to end the week, with as much as 20mm expected to fall.
Orange has already recorded 686mm of rain this year, more than each of the previous three calendar years but still well short of the wet 2016 year when 1261mm fell.
Orange used 136 litres of water per person, per day last week but is still on level five water restrictions.
Wednesday and Friday loom as the coldest days this week, with maximum temperatures around the 8 degree mark, while Monday and Tuesday will reach a top of 12 degrees.
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