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AustraliaThe end is in sight for wet, cold and windy weather conditions

02:56  05 june  2019
02:56  05 june  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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The cold snap which brought torrential rain, strong winds and snow to parts to Australia’s east coast is all but over, with conditions expected to ease by this afternoon.

Yesterday, Sydney’s ferry services were cancelled and roads became flooded, but the Bureau of Meteorology doesn’t expect a repeat despite continued rainfall this morning.

“These showers coming through now will become a little less frequent late this afternoon and this evening, although there is a slight risk of a storm this afternoon,” she told nine.com.au.

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“We also still have those heavy surf conditions too. There is no warning for gale-force winds over land, but it’s still in place for Sydney Closed Waters and the coast.”

The end is in sight for wet, cold and windy weather conditions © AAP Image/Dean Lewins Morning commuter traffic negotiate the flooded Grand Parade at Brighton Le Sands in Sydney. Thursday will bring a return to sunny and warm conditions, with 19C expected as the storm system continues to move further east.

Victoria recorded heavy falls to the west of Melbourne and parts of Gippsland since Sunday night, with Blackwood recording 99mm, Timbarra receiving 82mm and 75mm for Ballan.

Despite a chance of chance of light showers over south eastern and outer eastern suburbs Melbourne today, the heavy rainfall which wreaked havoc on Monday will not return.

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Melbourne can expect a top of 14C and cloudy conditions for both today and tomorrow.

Snow might have fallen for the first time in Queensland in four years, but the Sunshine State will return to warmer conditions with a top of 23C tipped for today and tomorrow.

While there will be a “slight chance of a shower about bayside suburbs” in Brisbane, there is a near zero chance elsewhere in the state.

Elsewhere around the country, Perth and Darwin are tipped for a warm couple of days with tops of 23C and 30C expected, respectively.

Meanwhile, Hobart can expect light showers today and a sunny 15C tomorrow.

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