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Some drought-affected areas get rain, others miss out entirely

Some of the state’s most drought-affected towns are welcoming much-needed rainfall.

The NSW Central West and Hunter Valley have both received a drenching, the first significant rainfall for some areas since early May.

More than 30 millimetres of rain has fallen in Bathurst and more than 20mm in Orange and Mudgee, as a weather system moves across the state.

Sydney and the Central Coast have received the most rain with more than 94mm at Observatory Hill, 107mm at Terrey Hills and almost 80mm at Mangrove Mountain, near Gosford.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Jordan Notara says the rain will ease this afternoon but continue for the rest of the week.

As some regional areas celebrate the rainfall, many others have missed out once again.

The Riverina has received little to no rainfall, with Wagga Wagga getting none.

Further north at Dubbo and Walgett they haven’t received a drop either.

Alan Jones says it’s time for the Prime Minister to declare a national emergency.

“There is a national crisis, there is a national disaster.

“Can we find something that will give hope and inspiration and motivation and psychological strength to people west of the Great Dividing Range who are on the bare bones of their backside!”

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