Storms kick off from Queensland to VictoriaKim Westcott, Wednesday February 13, 2013 - 16:59 EDT
A near stationary trough is triggering potentially severe thunderstorms and showers over inland parts of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Lower Western district of NSW due to the risk of damaging winds. While in Victoria, heavy rainfall warnings have been issued for the Mallee as well as the Alpine regions due to these storms.
Storms in Birdsville brought some long awaited rain. The western Queensland town gained 10.6mm, which was its heaviest rain since June of last year.
Mount Hotham recorded 15mm of rain in just one hour from 3:30pm as slow-moving storms developed over the region. The developing storm cell dropped the temperature from 15 degrees to nine degrees between 3pm and 4pm.
The broad low pressure trough will linger over the nation's eastern interior until early next week, bringing the risk of thunderstorms to this region each day.
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