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Rain thumps the Central Coast and Hunter

Kim Westcott, Wednesday April 3, 2013 - 16:38 EDT

While Sydney struggled with the rain this morning, the Central Coast and Hunter also received sizeable falls.

A large band of rain with a gusty change made its way up the east coast around 9am. At Narara, near Gosford, the rain clouds opened up dumping 8mm in 10 minutes, recording a total of 24mm by 3pm. Further north, Lookout Road Reservoir recorded 50mm and Lambton Reservoir saw 46mm since 9am this morning.

It has been a pretty miserable start for of April for Gosford residents, having received over 30 percent of its April rainfall in the last three days. In Lake Macquarie, the 18mm received since 9am this morning is only 2mm shy of April 2012's total rainfall.

It's umbrellas up for at least the next few days as showers will continue in the Hunter and Central coast. Residents may see some sunshine breaking through the showers by Sunday.

- Weatherzone

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