New South Wales and Queensland are set to receive their second consecutive day of showers and thunderstorms, as a deep trough lingers over the states today.
The slow moving nature of the thunderstorms gave many locations their highest daily rainfall totals in months. Grafton airport in northern NSW, and Cape Moreton in southeast Queensland received 33mm and 39mm respectively, their highest totals since February. The parched country of southwestern NSW also received some rain from early morning storms, with Deniliquin recording 14mm, its highest since March.
Several locations across NSW also reported small hail yesterday including Camden in Sydney's southwest, and Dorrigo and Armidale in northern New South Wales.
The showers and storms are set to continue today, although they will be more confined to the slopes and ranges than yesterday. Some storms are again likely to be intense. Severe thunderstorm warnings are likely to be issued with potential for large hailstones, damaging winds, and heavy rainfall.
Brisbane looks likely to receive thunderstorms today, with flash flooding a significant risk due to their slow-moving nature. Sydney may also get a rumble later today, but any storms will generally be confined to the western suburbs.
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