Rain bombings: Severe flood warning issued as ‘once in 100 years’ weather event causes chaos across Australia – so when will the deluge end?
- There will be chaos during the weekend due to heavy rain and storm
- Meteorologists predict a short break from rain next week
- Australia on track for warmest spring in more than 100 years
A low pressure system that brought heavy rain and destructive winds to the southern and western regions NSW It is expected to move further east.
This comes amid widespread flooding across the state as heavy rains occur in areas where the land is already saturated and rivers are already high in many areas and flooding in others.
Heavy rain and possible storms are forecast for the Sydney region on Friday and flooding is being monitored in some areas to the west.
With dangerous surf conditions, up to 45 mm of rain is forecast for the port city on Friday.
“The reduced visibility on flooded roads and heavy rain will make driving conditions dangerous in all suburbs during Friday,” the Bureau of Meteorology Alerts said.
Strong thunderstorm warnings for gusty winds and heavy rain have also been issued for the Blue Mountains/Hawkesbury, Maitland/Cessnock, Greater Newcastle and Gosford/Wyong areas.
Meteorologists have predicted that much of Australia will be surrounded by wet conditions till Sunday
The Sydney suburb of Canterbury faced 30.2mm of drenching in just one hour on Thursday night, as backyards turned into lakes.
Weatherzone reported Sydney airport was flooded by 24.2 mm in less than an hour, while Richmond, northwest of the city, was flooded with 26.6 mm.
Sydney’s Warragamba Dam received 96 mm of rain in a span of 24 hours.
The State Emergency Service urges everyone to keep clear of downed power lines, creeks and storm drains and not Drive through flood waters.
Australia is on track for its warmest spring in a decade and some areas of NSW have already received more than three times their normal rainfall for November.
On Thursday, some areas in the south of the state suffered from drenching, with a portable rain station south of Griffith measuring 60 mm an hour.
Snowball to the southeast of Canberra recorded 28 mm in one hour and Bradwood 15 mm in 30 minutes.
Gunedah recorded more than 20 mm in 90 minutes and Gunedah declined by the same amount over a two-hour period.
Grafton clocks 20 mm in three hours, Cabramura sees a drop of 26 mm in four hours
Areas including Combah, Hay, Wilkenia, Broken Hill, Ivanhoe, Menindi and Balranald were on their way to a “complex low pressure system” that moved lower into the state on Thursday.
Play was disrupted during a Sheffield Shield match at the SCG on Thursday due to rain in Sydney.
Brisbane will also see its heaviest rain on Friday, with up to 50 mm predicted and the chance of thunderstorms.
All residents of Forbes have now been given a full clear to return home after the Lachlan River fell below minor flood levels.
During the height of the floods in Forbes earlier this month, some 2000 residents were ordered to evacuate and the river was at 10.54 meters, above the level of major floods, but peaked during the last flood in 2016. was below.
The NSW Farmers Association has called for a statewide natural disaster declaration so that relief funds can be used as farmers watch paddock go under water after years of drought and destroy their crops.
Andrew Watkins, the weather bureau chief of operational climate services, says the summer outlook for NSW is wetter, with temperatures cooler than normal on the coast and warmer than normal in the west of the state.
Daily minimum temperatures are likely to remain above normal as the rising cloud traps warm air, leading to warmer nights.
Weather Forecast for this week in Australia’s capital city
Saturday: 15-20 degrees and possible showers
Sunday: 15-21 degrees and possible showers
Saturday: 10-19 degrees and mostly cloudy
Sunday: 9-19 degrees and mostly sunny
Saturday: 21-28 degrees and possible showers
Sunday: 20-25 degrees and possible showers
Saturday: 26-33 degrees and showers
Sunday: 25-35 degrees and possible showers
Saturday: 20-34 degrees and sunny
Sunday: 19-33 degrees and sunny
Saturday: 10-22 degrees and mostly sunny
Sunday: 11-23 degrees and sunshine
Saturday: 7-17 degrees and cloudy
Sunday: 7-19 degrees and mostly sunny
hobart: Saturday: 8-16 degrees and mostly sunny
Sunday: 8-20 degrees and mostly sunny