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Rain and storms settle the dust over NSW

Tom Saunders, Wednesday October 24, 2007 - 17:37 EST

The heavens finally opened over western NSW on Wednesday ending a dry spell that dates back to mid winter in some parts.

Menindee received one of the best falls to 9am with 12mm, their heaviest rain in five months. Broken Hill also recorded 12mm, their heaviest in four months.

Rain and thunderstorms spread further east on Monday with moderate falls developing on the ranges. Murrurundi picked up 14mm to 5pm.

The rain is forecast to clear from western NSW on Thursday but continue through the east.

"The trough of low pressure causing the rain is moving gradually east. As the trough approaches the coast it will run into higher moisture, so we expect heavy falls on Thursday, mainly on the ranges." said weatherzone.com.au meteorologist Thomas Saunders.

"The trough will move off the coast on Friday but warm and humid northerly winds should still spark up the odd storm on the weekend."

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2007

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