Weather watchers will be looking to the record books this week as the Hunter continues to receive a soaking.

Almost a month’s worth of rain has fallen in parts of Newcastle over the past 24 hours.

Nobbys has received 107mm while the State Emergency Service has been called to dozens of requests for help including a flood rescue at Tea Gardens where local roads were inundated.

Meanwhile, trains between Newcastle Interchange and Maitland have been stopped due to flooding on the tracks at Sandgate. Buses are replacing trains.

More rain is forecast through until Sunday, with falls likely to intensify towards the weekend.

It’s prompted a warning from the SES, who are again urging residents and motorists not to take risks and not drive through floodwaters or roads covered with water.

Settlers Way at Tea Gardens is one of several local roads affected by flash flooding. Picture Stroud SES