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UNUSUALLY wet weather has ushered in a gloomy start to winter across eastern Australia.

Sydney had almost 40mm of rain with a top temperature of only 16.7C.

“It is effectively the coldest, wettest and gloomiest first weekend of winter since 1989,” Weatherzone’s Brett Dutschke said.

Brisbane had 47mm of rain, Canberra 18mm and Hobart 3mm. The Queensland coast had the heaviest rainfall with Bundaberg receiving 119mm, more than double the June average in only two days, and the Sunshine Coast receiving 114mm.

Birdsville received its first rain in three months.

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