Bendigo received almost 24mm. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

BENDIGO has welcomed more than 23 mm of rain in the first two days of May.

The figure represents more rainfall than the past three months combined, and already May is the wettest month for the year to date.

Up until the end of April, the city had received only 28mm, making it the driest start to a year for more than a decade.

As far as autumn breaks go, this week’s rain is probably not as much as most farmers would like, but it will do.

The Bureau of Meteorology’s seven day forecast for the region shows there is little prospect for follow up rain during the outlook period, with daily maximum temperatures expected to reach up to 21 degrees., and less than 30 percent chance of rain.