PARTS of the Wimmera received up to 18 millimetres of rain on Wednesday night.
Bureau of Meteorology data said Horsham received 16.6mm between 8.30pm on Wednesday and 9am on Thursday.
Stawell received 14.4mm, Longerenong 12.8mm, Nhill 11.4mm, Warracknabeal 13mm and Edenhope seven millimetres.
Bureau duty forecaster Stuart Coombs said Thursday's showers became thinly spread across the Wimmera during the day and were forecast to peter out last night.
“Late on Friday there is another cold front coming across, so there is likely to be a renewal of the weather activity and even a chance of a thunderstorm or two,” he said.
“We haven’t quite seen the last of the rain yet.”
Dooen farmer Mark Johns said he received 16mm on his property.
“It’s great,” he said. “This is the time of year when we need it – it will make all the difference to the crops.
“We just don’t want any hot dry days.”
Warracknabeal farmer Shannon Byron said he received 18 millimetres.
“It is unreal – it couldn’t have come at a better time,” he said.
Mr Byron is growing canola, wheat and barley this season.
He said he would welcome more rain.
“If it wants to keep raining, let it keep raining,” he said.
“I hope we get a nice cool finish to the season with lots of rain – that would be more than ideal.”
Nhill farmer Andrew Colbert said it was hard to say no to rain in September and October.
“This year we have had almost twice as much rain for the growing season than last year,” he said.
Mr Colbert said he received 16mm on Wednesday night.