The stingy clouds finally opened up on Monday when the heavens poured 44.6 millimetres of rain on Griffith.
Weatherzone meteorologist Kim Westcott said it was the wettest April day in Griffith for at least 50 years, which is how far back their records go for the Griffith airport site.
"That's pretty exciting; they could do with some rain," Ms Westcott said.
The following Tuesday morning there was another 4 millimetres, driving up the April total rainfall to 48.6 millimetres - nearly twice the monthly average of 26.6 millimetres.
It was a long awaited godsend for Griffith irrigators, who hadn't received so much as a drop of rain since March 30.
Other surrounding areas were also blessed with rain, albeit in smaller quantities: Yanco got 32 millimetres, Narrandera got 35 millimetres, and Wagga Wagga got 25 millimetres.
Ms Westcott said the rain was a welcome relief, but said people shouldn't hold their breath waiting for more.
"The rain is good news. The not so great news is that there will be no more rain for a while," she said.
She forecast mostly clear skies for most of the week, and she also predicts a "cosier Autumn feeling" for Griffith as the temperatures drop to around 17 degrees over the weekend.
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