Australia Northeast Victoria braces for storms
NSW bracing for another burst of storms
Sydney and Canberra could experience severe storms on Tuesday afternoon but the main focus will be the Illawarra region and up towards the Central Coast. Sydneysiders have been warned to brace for another burst of storm activity, while residents on the NSW Central Coast can expect to cop some of the worst weather.The Bureau of Meteorology says widespread thunderstorms will arrive on Tuesday afternoon particularly across southeastern and central NSW.
Victoria's fire-ravaged northeast is expected to cop a drenching when thunderstorms hit the region on Saturday.
But authorities say that may not be all good news, posing the risk of landslides or debris strewn across the road.
The forecast comes after storms lashed Melbourne's outer east and southeast on Friday, leading to flash flooding, fallen trees and cutting power to thousands of people.
SES receives more than 600 calls for help after Victoria hit by flash flooding
Flash flooding hit most parts of the state overnight, running the state emergency service off its feet. The rain cooled down Melbourne but the humidity is due to stick around next week.The State Emergency Service (SES) received 606 calls for help in the 24 hours to 9:30am on Saturday after heavy rain hit Victoria.
Parts of Gippsland and the La Trobe Valley were also soaked by the storms from Friday afternoon.
The greatest rainfall totals were at Thorpdale in Gippsland and Cardinia in Melbourne's southeast, which had both received 63mm by 9pm.
The SES fielded 550 requests for help by 9.30pm with 175 of them for flooding, 156 for building damage and 180 for trees that had come down.
Their busiest unit was in southeastern Narre Warren, which dealt with 88 requests.
The conditions caused havoc for the city's power networks, with AusNet reporting about 12,000 of its customers were without power about 4pm.
That figure was down to 6000 by 8.30pm and the company hoped to have power back for all of those customers by midnight.
PowerCor reported more than 9000 customers without power at 7pm, which was down to 2500 by 8.30pm.
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The man and woman were last seen pushing their car in floodwaters at Nanango in the South Burnett overnight.A man and a woman who were last seen with their car in floodwaters in Queensland's South Burnett region are missing.
Its crews planned to work through the night to restore power to those who had lost it due to issues such as fallen trees and bark.
The wet conditions may stick around until about 9am on Saturday in Melbourne but are expected to weaken as they continue moving east.
Nonetheless, Victoria's northeast is forecast to experience severe thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon which may bring very heavy rainfall, large hail and damaging winds.
A Bureau of Meteorology thunderstorm warning remained in place for parts of East Gippsland, the Mallee, Northern Country and North East districts at 9.30pm on Friday.
Rain in the northeast could help temper bushfires still burning in the region.
"I think there will be some assistance - it is still hit and miss, so not a widespread rainfall event, but it will help generally," Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Michael Efron told AAP.
"That heavy rainfall actually could be a concern though in terms of flash flooding and landslides, just given the lack of education in those areas."
Wild storms and flash-flooding hits Victoria
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Victoria, with heavy rainfall and large hailstones set to pelt down. The wild weather is forecast to wreak havoc until Sunday, causing flash-flooding in some parts of the state.SES State Agency Commander David Baker said up to 60mm of rain could bucket down, increasing the risk for landslides and debris across roads, especially in fire-affected areas. © Nine Flash-flooding has hit parts of Melbourne. "It is forecast that slow moving storms will bring heavy rainfall with the potential for flash flooding across the state," Mr Baker said.
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