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Drought-Stricken States Prepare For A Drenching, Possible Flash Floods

After suffering through a dry summer of fire storms and heatwaves, several states will experience heavy rain in the coming days.

Drought-stricken areas of Queensland will get a drenching, with up to 200mm of rainfall predicted for the next few days.

The Sunshine Coast and drought-affected southern interior and southwest of Queensland will have the heaviest rainfall throughout Wednesday and Thursday.

Pedestrians hold umbrellas as they walk in heavy rain in Sydney's CBD. Image: AAP

"Given how dry it has been in those areas this could be the most significant rainfall the southern interior of Queensland has seen in a number of months," Bureau Meteorologist Harry Clark said.

Flood warnings may be issued during the week, especially around inland river systems, according to Clark.

New South Wales will also get a soaking, with significant rainfall and flash flooding to come.

The rain will dampen fire-ravaged parts of the state into the weekend.

BOM has forecast 25mm of rain to fall from Lismore in the north to Cooma in the south, and around 10-15mm further inland to Bourke.

The state's far west could also receive between 1-5mm.

Adelaide will have a possible shower or two on Friday but the weather is expected to remain humid, with the mercury peaking in the 30s.

Melbourne and Perth will also remain dry over the next few days, with cool, cloudy weather, according to BOM.

While in Darwin, storms are predicted from Wednesday until the rest of the week but temperatures will be warm over the weekend.

With AAP

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