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Central Australia's soggy Saturday

Jacobus Cronje, Saturday October 27, 2018 - 14:22 AEDT

With skies pretty clear over much of the country at the moment, it looks like places over eastern WA, the southern part of the NT and northern SA are going to get a good dousing of rainfall this weekend.

A low pressure system and its associated trough, also drawing heat from the north and contributing to uncomfortable humidity levels, are expected to bring showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening over parched parts of the central interior.

Already, places like Warburton over eastern WA, Ernabella in northern SA and Curtin Springs in southern NT have received a few showers on Saturday morning.

Watarrka has seen the heaviest of these falls so far, recording 39mm of rainfall by 9am local time on Saturday, its heaviest rainfall in nearly two years. This is no surprise, given the the NT's Lasseter District is currently under a Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds and heavy rainfall.

The event is likely to bring widespread totals of 20-40mm across the region, possibly as heavy as 50-80mm over parts of Lasseter, as the system dries out and weakens during Sunday.

- Weatherzone

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