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NSW town inundated with a month’s worth of rain in just 15 minutes

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NSW’s far west has been inundated with a month’s worth of rain in just 15 minutes, the heaviest downpour Broken Hill has witnessed in two years.

NSW's far west has been inundated with rain with more than a month's worth falling over Broken Hill in just 15 minutes.

The State Emergency Service has been called out to almost 100 jobs, rescuing some stuck in the floods with a severe weather warning still in place.

It was the heaviest downpour the town has witnessed in two years.

"We're in an outback dry town. It never rains. So, this was insane, and you don't plan for things like this," local café owner Alecia Green told 9News.

Broken Hill inundated with month's worth of rain in 15 minutes.

The rainfall stretched for hundreds of kilometres across the state's west, with a severe thunderstorm warning still in place.

"Some of these thunderstorms in this area could contain large hail, heavy rainfall or damaging wind gusts," Bureau of Meteorology Jake Phillips told 9News.

The rainband is now heading towards Sydney, though it is expected to weaken as it reaches the coast.

Sydney is forecast to see 6mm to 15mm some rain early tomorrow morning and into the day.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/wild-weather/weather-news-broken-hill-inundated-months-worth-rain-15-minutes/9902bf89-7d4b-4e69-8e1a-b3517ae21f28

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