Due to safety reasons crews haven't been on the fireground whilst the rain has been falling. However, once conditions improve, reconnaissance will be conducted to gauge how much of an impact the rain has had on the fireground.
The latest map of the Howes Swamp Fire showing where and how hard the rain has fallen across the fireground.
A good amount of rain has fallen over the Howes Swamp fire at Hawkesbury. After the cloud clears, aircraft will scan the area for hotspots. This fire has burnt almost 42,000 hectares since 23 October.