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Helicopter video shows scale of drenching outback rains

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Queensland graziers have seen rain in their gauges for the first time since January as parts of the state’s west recorded up to 80 millimetres.

Queensland graziers have seen rain in their gauges for the first time since January as parts of the state's west recorded up to 80 millimetres.

In video shot from a grazier's helicopter flying over their property southwest of Longreach, water extends as far as the eye can see.

The family recorded the video at the weekend.

They described the land below as looking like "an ocean".

The wet weekend had more than 100mm of rainfall in some areas and wind gusts up to 102km/h.

The weather system prompted widespread flooding for some parts.

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The Bureau of Meteorology said some 25 millimetres had fallen in the past 24 hours and 130 millimetres had fallen across parts of Western Queensland at the weekend.

"We saw a number of severe thunderstorms develop yesterday over western Queensland," forecaster Alex Majchrowski said.

Minor flood warnings are current for the Bulloo, Thomson and Diamantina Rivers.

"In response to that trough we're still forecasting for storms and shower activity for most of central and southern Queensland the next couple of days," Mr Majchrowsk said.

Out west, the rainfall will be shortlived with the bureau forecasting the fire danger and temperature to rise in coming days.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/helicopter-footage-shows-scale-of-drenching-outback-rains-near-longreach/d1755975-c1d7-47a3-bab8-053868f9207a

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