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Showers continue along the eastern seaboard

Drew Casper-Richardson, Sunday April 29, 2018 - 10:41 AEST

More than 50mm of rain has fallen over parts of New South Wales as onshore winds continue to drive showers onto large parts of the eastern seaboard.

Over the last few days the NSW and QLD coasts have been peppered with showers. These persistent conditions are due to a slow-moving high pressure system directing a moist onshore airflow over the east coast.

On Saturday the heaviest falls were confined to the northeast corner of NSW. In the 24 hours to 9am on Sunday, Cape Byron picked up 58mm whilst Byron Bay itself recorded 52mm. Just down the coast Lake Ainsworth had 65mm whilst 45mm reached the gauge in Ballina.

Falls elsewhere along the NSW coast where generally under 5mm however rain was recorded as far south as Moruya on the South Coast. For Sydney, Little Bay had the highest total with 11mm and the city itself recorded just under 3mm - continuing what has been a very dry month for the Harbour City.

Showers were generally lighter and more scattered across the border in QLD. The highest total was at Ingham where 29mm was recorded.

Similar conditions are expected on Monday however showers will begin to clear from the south in NSW. Highest falls in NSW are likely to be along the coasts of the Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast where falls of 15-25mm are expected with isolated falls of around 50mm likely. In QLD the heaviest falls will be confined to the coast between Cairns and Townsville where 10-20mm is expected with isolated higher falls likely.

For NSW showers will continue to clear from the south on Tuesday whilst showers remain more widespread in QLD.

- Weatherzone

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