A 25-year record low 1.6 millimetres (mm) of rain fell in Dubbo in July 2018 followed by 6.4mm in July 2019.
July 2020 looked like it could go the same way until five days of rain secured above-average rainfall for the month.
Swollen creeks and damp ground are evidence of the turnaround.
Dubbo officially received 1.2mm of rain in the first nine days of this month.
But heavy and light falls from Friday to Tuesday have provided it with a new-look July.
On Tuesday morning the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) had collected a total of 48.2 millimetres (mm) of rain at Dubbo City Regional Airport, 8.3mm above average July rainfall of 39.9mm.
The heaviest fall of 27.6mm was in the 24 hours to 9am Saturday.