Showers soak NE NSW and SE QLDBen McBurney, Friday April 5, 2013 - 13:14 EDT
Showers have continued to drench coastal parts of northeast New South
Wales and southeast Queensland, with some places seeing their heaviest
April rain in half a decade.
The rain that soaked central NSW yesterday shifted north during the
day as a weak low pressure trough moved up the coast and combined with
moist onshore winds.
The highest totals were in the northeastern corner of NSW, with
widespread falls of 50-70mm. Myocum received the highest total in the
state with 95mm to 9am, while nearby Mullumbimby picked up 90mm, its
heaviest April total in four years. Evans Head also copped a drenching
with 82mm, the towns heaviest April rain in five years and heaviest
rain since January.
In southeast QLD there were widespread totals of 30-40mm, although
parts of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Gold Coast saw up to 50-
Showers should persist over the next couple of days, although they
should be significantly lighter with most places likely to see less
than 15mm. However, heavier showers may redevelop on Sunday as another
trough moves through the region.
© Weatherzone 2013
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