The first significant rain for months will fall on fire-ravaged parts of Australia today as a low-pressure system sweeps across the east.
Between Thursday and Sunday, the Bureau of Meteorology expects between 30 and 80mm of rain in the east of NSW. It means the end may be in sight for exhausted firefighters who have battled deadly fires for more than three months.
The rain has also hit Victoria. Melbourne was drenched last night as the suburb of St Albans saw a month’s worth of rain – 77mm – in just half an hour.