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Rain continues to soak inland QLD

Ben McBurney, Sunday January 3, 2016 - 14:14 EDT

Rain keeps tumbling down over the Queensland interior, drenching drought declared areas with their best falls in years.

The rain, which initially focused over the north of the state, has shifted south in recent days as the weakening monsoon linked up with a low pressure trough.

The system is still loaded with moisture though, dumping huge amounts of rain over the state's inland.

Boothulla received a mammoth 126mm in the 24 hours to 9am, its heaviest rain since March 2010. Charleville had its best rain in four years, recording 54mm to 9am, with further 33mm falling since (to midday).

The rain even extended to the far southwest reaches of the state, with Thargomindah collecting more than its monthly average in just a single day, picking up 47mm to 9am.

Unfortunately, the heavy falls meant there has been flooding in some areas, including major flood warnings for the Flinders, Norman and Leichardt Rivers.

The good news is that rain will continue to fall for a few days yet. Whilst the system will weaken, further falls of 25-50mm are likely across the state's southern inland over the until Tuesday, before clearing on Wednesday.

- Weatherzone

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