Multiple regions across Australia reported Thursday they had received more than a month’s rainfall in just 24 hours, according to 9 News Australia.
"Relief is here for a number of firefighters working across NSW. Although this rain won’t extinguish all fires, it will certainly go a long way towards containment," tweeted Australia’s NSW Rural Fire Service.
The rain comes after one of the driest Decembers on record.
“…more than ten communities across all three states have received their best rainfall in years,” reported 9 News.
With the rain came storms, knocking out power in some regions.
But many are thankful for the rain, which has brought some relief to the drought-stricken country. NSW Rural Fire Service reported late Wednesday that there were still 85 bush and grass fires burning across that state alone but 30 were contained.