Kempsey might have missed the intense storm cell yesterday afternoon but some parts of the Mid North Coast copped it.
The system moved north along the coast from about 2.30pm yesterday, intensifying inland west of Wauchope and north at Kundabung and Kempsey.
There was plenty of water in it but most of it was frozen. Kempsey recorded 13mm of rain, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
While Crescent Head was hit with strong winds and torrential downpours.
There have been reports of palm sized hail stones pummeling properties at Kundabung causing extensive damage to homes, vehicles and property.
Kundabung resident Amanda Jarick said the hail storm only lasted between three and five minutes but the rain that followed was very welcome.
More than 600 households remained without power between Kempsey and Nambucca Heads at 7.30pm.
It is the second intense storm to lash the region this week with another cell causing havoc across the Camden Haven and Manning Valley on Tuesday not long after the Melbourne Cup.
The unsettled conditions have followed five days of hot weather with temperatures soaring into the mid to high 30s.
Rain is expected to ease into the weekend and so too will the temperatures with Friday’s forecast top to be a mild 22 degrees in Kempsey.