Heavy rain: Newcastle and Hunter buffeted but NSW SES busiest at Gosford

EMERGENCY crews have been spared a horror workload after a blast of wet weather blanketed the Hunter.

Parts of the region recorded more 60 millimetres in the 24 hours to 9am Tuesday while NSW State Emergency Service teams were kept busy on the Central Coast.

A spokeswoman for the service said at 8am on Tuesday there were four jobs on the Tomaree peninsula, one at Maitland and three in Lake Macquarie.

In comparison, there were 32 jobs in Gosford. The spokeswoman said they were largely concentrated around the low-lying Davistown area and primarily consisted of sandbagging.

She said a combination of massive seas, heavy rains and the rising tide had prompted most of the emergency calls.

"The majority of jobs across the board were leaking rooves, water backing up and a bit of sandbagging," the spokeswoman said.

Weather stations at Cooranbong and Mangrove Mountain both recorded more than 40 millimetres in 24 hours while Norah Head's total was approaching 70mm before 8.30am.

Williamtown (38.8mm) and Tocal (32.6mm) received solid soakings while Nobbys recorded just under 30mm.

Falls recorded in Singleton, Murrurundi and Merriwa were limited to single figures.

Hunter Water's storage levels on Monday were at 66.1 per cent overall despite slight rises in levels at Chichester dam and the Anna Bay sandbeds over the past month.

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