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Welcome rain for southern NSW

Kim Westcott, Wednesday February 27, 2013 - 17:24 EDT

Parts of southern and central NSW are seeing the heaviest rain in
almost a year and with this rain heading east on Thursday, Warragamba
Dam continues to release its catchment as dam levels remain high.

West Wyalong in the Central West Slopes and Plains recorded 13mm of
rain between 9am and midday today. While this is well short of the
53mm it usually sees during February, this short burst of rain is the
heaviest four months. Cabrammura received 44mm during the 24 hours to
9am this morning, the heaviest since March, while in the South West
Slopes, Mundarlo recorded 51mm.

The wet conditions will not hang around the state's south for long as
the low pressure trough responsible for the rain begins to move north
and east.

Thursday will see widespread falls of 20-40mm from central to eastern
parts of the state. The heaviest falls will be in the central west,
although eastern districts as far north as Sydney should see some
rain.

Recent rainfall in the Sydney region caused the Warragamba Dam to
spill over. Last weekend, Badgery's Creek received a total of 95mm and
while the last few days have seen some relief, the upcoming showers
have prompted a flood watch.

Renewed river rise and some minor to moderate flooding is expected
from Thursday night onwards in the Hawkesbury and Napean rivers. Then
from Friday morning, Wollombi Brook in the Hunter Valley should
experience moderate flooding

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2013

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