Historically dry conditions are evident across the Macleay as there is little to no signs of green grass or prosperous vegetation.
It comes as little surprise that records show Kempsey has had one of its worst rainfall numbers ever in 2019, according to Weatherzone.
As of Thursday September 12, Kempsey had received 239mm in rain, compared with the average rainfall of 858.6mm at this time of the year (average rainfall recorded between 2001 and 2017).
The staggering numbers show the region has received only 25mm more than a quarter of the average annual amount.
The rainfall is also desperately slim compared to this time last year, as 594.6mm of rain fell to this day in 2018 but the conditions were still considered bare. Less than half of the rainfall received in 2018 has fallen this year.
There has been 7.4mm of rainfall in Kempsey over the past 67 days, according to Weatherzone.
The rainfall forecast is also bleak with Weatherzone junior meteorologist Felix Levesque claiming there won't be significant rainfall for at least the next few months.
"It will continue to be a dry season up until January and after that it's still uncertain when a large downfall of rain will occur," Mr Levesque told the Argus.
"It's looking like it will continue to be higher temperatures and lower rainfall."
Mr Levesque said the last few months of low rainfall are comparable to 2003, when only 1mm of rain fell in the months of July, August and September.