IT is now official: Port Macquarie has just completed its wettest summer on record.
More than one metre of rain fell over the region from December 1 last year, easily eclipsing the previous best mark of 845 millimetres that was set back in the summer of 2012-2013.
As of March 1, 1043 millimetres of rain had fallen at Port Macquarie Airport - well above the seasonal average of 446 millimetres.
Almost 170 millimetres of rain has been dumped on the region over the last two weekends.
Widespread flash flooding impacted the region with parts of residential Port Macquarie around Flynns Beach inundated on Saturday.
Encouragingly, a Weatherzone meteorologist said things may start to gradually dry out across the coming months.
"The La Nina cycle is gradually starting to break down and we're now starting to go between a La Nina and neutral cycle so we should be closer to neutral by the end of autumn," they said.
"We're now towards what is called an 'Enzo' phase which are more in the spring and summer months. Things should go back to neutral by winter."
Temperatures could stay a little warmer than average over the next couple of months.
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