NSW drought, rainfall: Widespread rain is predicted to fall during the week | Weather radar

RAINY DAYS: Isolated rainfall totals over 100mm can't be ruled out in some parts of the region. Photo: FILE
RAINY DAYS: Isolated rainfall totals over 100mm can't be ruled out in some parts of the region. Photo: FILE

SHOWERS and thunderstorms are on the way to the region, with one location predicted to received as much as 110 millimetres of rain within the week.

The chance of rain and storms will increase from Wednesday and will continue to impact the region until early next week, Weatherzone meteorologists say.

"While this type of weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year, it's the first widespread rain and storm event we've seen in eastern Australia so far this season," meteorologists said.

"Widespread totals of 20 to 40mm are likely between now and next Tuesday, some places in NSW and Queensland should pick up 50 to 100mm of rain from this system and isolated totals over 100mm can't be ruled out."

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Weekly rainfall predictions for the region:

  • Bathurst - up to 85mm
  • Cootamundra - up to 65mm
  • Cowra - up to 75mm
  • Dubbo - up to 70mm
  • Forbes - up to 65mm
  • Goulburn - up to 80mm
  • Lithgow - up to 105mm
  • Mudgee - up to 105mm
  • Nyngan - up to 45mm
  • Oberon - up to 85mm
  • Orange - up to 110mm
  • Parkes - up to 70mm
  • Wellington - up to 70mm
  • Young - up to 65mm

"While the impending rain won't be enough to break the drought, it will help to extinguish some of the fires that are still burning across eastern and south-eastern Australia."

On Wednesday morning, there were still more than 110 fires burning across NSW.

Keep up-to-date with fires in your region at Fires Near Me.

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