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Welcome rain in eastern Australia

Ben Domensino, Thursday June 28, 2018 - 10:24 AEST

Some parched areas of eastern Australia have received their best rain so far this year during the last two days.

A band of cloud being fuelled by moisture-laden air from the Coral and Tasman Seas produced widespread rain over Queensland and NSW during the middle of this week.

Widespread falls of 10-20mm were recorded across NSW and the southern half of Queensland between Tuesday and Thursday, with some places collecting more than 30mm from the system.

In Queensland, a number of places received their best daily rainfall totals since February or March during the last 48 hours, including Rolleston (35mm), Injune (24mm), Emerald (17mm), St Lawrence (16mm), Roma (10mm) and Oakey (10mm).

South of the border, some parts of NSW enjoyed their heaviest rain in a few years during the last couple of days.

During the 48 hours to 9am on Thursday, Brewarrina's 67mm of rain was its best two day total in six years. Bourke's 25mm during this time was its best drop since December.

Other places in NSW that received their heaviest daily rainfall so far this year during the last two days included Point Perpendicular (100mm), Nyngan (33mm), Condobolin (18mm) and Dubbo (11mm).

Rain will clear from eastern Australia today as the low pressure trough producing it moves out to sea.

- Weatherzone

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