Weather update: 10 days of rain coming for fire-ravaged parts of NSW and ... trends now
A string of wet and stormy days is expected to soak parts of NSW and Queensland from this weekend, with up to 10 days of rain forecast in some regions.
Around 20mm of rain fell on Friday afternoon near Tenterfield - on the NSW/ Queensland border - where a number of large fires have been burning.
However, the storms are not all good new for firefighting efforts, with the NSW RFS urging residents to check their properties for new fires after dozens of lightning strikes were detected near Tenterfield on Friday afternoon.
A string of wet and stormy days is expected to soak parts of NSW and Queensland from this weekend, with up to 10 days of rain forecast in some regions
Just north of the border, about 27mm of rainfall was recorded in the Wallangarra region where firefighters are still battling two blazes.
At one stage, at least 80 fires were burning in both NSW and Queensland with multiple evacuation orders issued and dozens of properties destroyed.
A number of active fire grounds in northern NSW and southern Qld are likely to experience rainfall this weekend.
Cooler and more humid easterly winds will also contribute to better firefighting conditions and will hopefully help extinguish stubborn fires.
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