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Much needed rain soaks NSW

Andrew Casper-Richardson, Sunday November 3, 2019 - 10:28 EDT

A broad low pressure trough has brought welcome rain to western and southern parts of New South Wales on Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning.

Some of the highest daily totals were in the Upper Western district where Gumbooka recorded 49.4mm. Wanaaring poured 38mm out the gauge on Sunday morning, their highest daily total in nearly two years. 

Elsewhere, Bourke recorded 28mm, Noona 23mm and Cobar 22mm. Falls were generally lighter in the Lower Western with totals of 3-6mm. There were some higher totals though including 16mm at Broken Hill (6.4mm of which fell in 10 minutes) and 19mm at Balranald.

Further south, totals of the 10-15mm were recorded in the Riverina. Wagga Wagga picked up the highest total in the district with 25mm, their highest one-day total since May. Decent falls were also recorded in parts of the Southwest Slopes, Central West Slopes and Plains and the Snowy Mountains.

The low pressure trough responsible will shift eastwards during Sunday, spreading areas of rain, showers and storms to the eastern half of the state. 

The main rain band will clear from the west during Sunday afternoon, with light showers and possible storms remaining over western and southern parts of the state.

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