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AustraliaMore rain forecast after wet week in south-east Australia

12:31  14 august  2019
12:31  14 august  2019 Source:

Wild weather set to sweep south-east Australia

Wild weather set to sweep south-east Australia The first blast of a giant winter storm has hit the mainland, with damaging winds, snow, hail and heavy rain forecast for eastern states.

Steady rainfall that has dumped more than 200mm in some catchments gradually begins to ease.

A sudden cold snap across south - east Australia will send temperatures plummeting this weekend, with dangerous 100km winds forecast for Victoria and Tasmania. Victoria’s weather warning, issued for Friday, covers most of the state’s south and south - east . Gippsland will bear the brunt – the region

This week there was heavy rainfall for south-east Australia, with Tasmania and South Australia copping most of it.

A series of cold fronts and a large and very complex low-pressure system at the end of the week brought all the rain through the southern part of the country.

It was an epic week for snow-lovers with almost a metre in Mount Hotham in Victoria, and a decent amount at NSW's Thredbo ski fields.

While the cold change pushed right up into the north-east of the country, the rain didn't, with any drops staying very coastal.

The wet and stormy weather this week was concentrated in the south west as a series of cold fronts triggered showers and storms, pushing some further inland.

Later this week, rain-bearing systems will return to the south east, while a stronger front over the weekend may bring more rain.

Watch the video above for the full forecast.

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