Forecasters have cancelled a severe weather warning for flooding despite heavy rainfalls across much of NSW, Australia.
While official figures are yet to be updated for the past 24 hours, initial reports indicate that some areas may have already received up to 200mm of rain in the past 24 to 36 hours.
“It’s raining cats and dogs up through central NSW,” according to Steve Delaney from the State Emergency Service (SES) .
“At Dubbo it has been raining nonstop and we have three areas close to there anecdotally reporting up to 200mm in the past couple of days.”
The rain is a result of Tropical Cyclone Laurence, which hit northern West Australia this past week, moving across the country to inland Queensland and central NSW.
“Moderate to heavy rain is affecting eastern parts of the upper western, in addition to the central west slopes and plains and the central tablelands,” the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says on its website.
“The intensity of the rain is not expected to be sufficient to produce flash flooding.
“Further moderate to heavy rain is forecast across parts of NSW over the next few days.”