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Liquid gold dampens WA Goldfields and Eucla

Kim Westcott, Wednesday February 24, 2016 - 14:11 EDT

Stormy skies brought heavy downpours across the Goldfields and Eucla yesterday.

The showers came thick and fast, for Leonora out of the 14mm that was collected in the gauge, 12mm fell in 10 minutes. It also bucketed down at Mount Keith with most of its 25mm falling in 10 minutes. At Yeelirrie, 23mm was recorded, its heaviest February rain in five years.

As the trough continued east in the early hours of Wednesday morning, storms rolled into the Eucla. Thanks to heavy rain in earlier in the month, much of the district has now received over double its monthly average. Overnight, widespread 15-to-30mm was recorded, the heaviest 36mm at Arubiddy.

Thundery showers have now cleared from the Goldfields and Eucla as the low pressure trough has moved to the north. Over the next few days, conditions will remain generally dry with storms confined to districts further north. Early next week, storms and showers are back on the cards, but unlike the latest round, showers will be lighter and much more isolated.

- Weatherzone

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