Rain falls in drought areas

WELCOME rain continues to dampen drought-affected parts of eastern Australia, with rainfalls of up to 45mm in some parts of New South Wales recorded late last week.

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Much needed rain has fallen in many drought affected areas in NSW.

According to Weatherzone, a slow-moving low pressure system and associated trough delivered rain and thunderstorms to across NSW and southern Queensland during last Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

After Australia's driest September on record and nine consecutive drier-than-average months in NSW, the rain has brought some much needed relief to thirsty soil. However, it isn't breaking the drought.

In the state's central west, Dubbo collected 45mm of rain during the 24 hours to 9am on Friday, last week, which was its heaviest rain since March last year. Nyngan (36mm) and Forbes (26mm) both received their best rain in 13 months and Ivanhoe had received 40mm by Thursday morning.

While this week's rain has brought some much-needed respite to drought-affected parts of...

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