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Get out your brollies! Australia is in for a LOT of rain

The winter dry spell is over

Australia’s warm and dry winter may be cut short very soon.

A ‘substantial rain event’ is heading towards parts of eastern Australia over the next few days.

Most of NSW, Queensland and parts of Victoria and Tasmania are set to be soaked by up to 80mm of rain, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Northern NSW will be hit the hardest at 80mm, while the Gold Coast will face 65mm and Brisbane will get 40mm.

August has been a particularly dry month for the east coast, and this week’s rainfall is sure to make up for it.

But with spring just around the corner, the spell of wet weather is predicted to be short-lived.

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