An intense burst of rain is set to bring a moment of respite for farmers struggling through one of Australia’s worst droughts in decades this weekend.
Parts of NSW are predicted to see what is being described as a “rain bomb” set in on Friday, bringing with it a month’s worth of rain in just two days.
The Bureau of Meteorology has said that rural areas of the state, which have been ravaged by drought in recent times, have up to 90 per cent chance of rain.
On Friday alone, Sydney is expected to be hit with a downpour of almost 50mm, with the wet weather due to continue throughout Saturday and Sunday.
As the system makes it’s way across NSW, Tamworth and surrounding areas will have a 75-90 per cent chance of rain, while as much as 80mm could hit the northern parts of the state.
The average rainfall for this month is expected to sit at 55mm but so far Sydney has only received a shocking 1.4mm of rain throughout all of August.
This massive downpour comes after NSW has experienced a major cold-front this week, with parts of the state dropping as low as -2.2C in the north.