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Widespread rain across inland NSW and QLD

Ben McBurney, Saturday June 14, 2014 - 14:00 EST

Widespread rain has been making its way across inland parts of New South Wales and Queensland across the past 24 hours, with some places seeing their best rain since summer.

A trough being fed by moisture sourced from the Tasman Sea has produced a thick band of rain. This band has been slowly moving northeast across the nation's east, with areas west of the ranges seeing the best falls.

In NSW, the slopes generally collected the heaviest rain with widespread falls of 10-15mm and less than 5mm on the plains. However, in the state's drought stricken north, heavier totals were seen on the plains. Narrabri and Collarenebri both collected 26mm, their best rain since March.

Across inland QLD the rain was arguably even more significant given the current drought situation with widespread falls of 10-20mm over the state's central and south, and 5-10mm in the north. A number of places including Windorah (29mm), Charleville (17mm) and Richmond (11mm) had their best rain since summer.

The band of rain will continue to edge northeast, with a further 5-10mm expected over eastern QLD. In southern and central NSW, an upper level low will cause showers and thunderstorms, bringing a further 5-10mm to the area with isolated heavier falls.

Drier conditions will return from Monday across much of the state as a high pressure ridge establishes itself.

- Weatherzone

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