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Australia Wild weather batters SA, Tasmania and Australia's east coast

04:40  08 october  2020
04:40  08 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Tasmania and eastern parts of Victoria are bracing for heavy rain, flash flooding and damaging winds, as the east coast low which left parts of Queensland and New South Wales battered after the Major flooding predicted for Tasmania and eastern Victoria. Wind gusts of up to 90km/hour predicted.

Here' s the weather across Australia on Thursday October 8, 2020, including a gale warning for Tasmania and "We call that process cyclone genesis. There could be flooding on the north- east ranges, with falls of between 80 and 120mm and heavy bursts of up to 60mm at times," he said.

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Wild weather continues to lash parts of Australia as heavy downpours, thunderstorms, hail, ferocious winds and flash flooding create havoc. 

Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania have copped the brunt of the conditions in recent days following the formation of a La Nina event and a massive low pressure system spanning much of the country.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued severe weather warnings for those states on Thursday, along with New South Wales as the wild weather makes its way up the east coast.

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Large waves batter Clovelly beach as severe weather brings strong winds and heavy rain to the eastern Severe weather conditions have been causing chaos across Australia ’ s east coast , looking to continue into at least Monday. Parts of Victoria and Tasmania are braced for wild weather .

ADELAIDE, SA . Gale force winds, monster waves and heavy rain are expected to batter the east coast this weekend with conditions worsening until Sunday. Southeast Queensland residents are also in for some wild weather on Saturday, but forecasters say it might not be as bad as initially feared.

South Australia has copped the biggest soaking with Adelaide forecast to reach its average October rainfall of 44mm just eight days into the month on Thursday.

a body of water: Caravan and Camping Industries SA chief executive Stuart Livingstone was filmed driving through a flooded Outback Highway in South Australia on Wednesday © Provided by Daily Mail Caravan and Camping Industries SA chief executive Stuart Livingstone was filmed driving through a flooded Outback Highway in South Australia on Wednesday

The atrocious conditions brought down several trees and powerlines across the city with another 8mm of rain forecast for Thursday.

South Australia's mid north has been inundated with flash flooding with up to 50mm falling across the region.

Motorists travelling through the Riverland, Flinders and North East Pastoral regions are also urged to take extra precaution.

South Australia Police shared a photo of a flooded Barrier Highway on its Facebook page, along with a warning to motorists to drive to the conditions.  

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In the state's north-east, Mulyungarie Station near the NSW border received up to 28mm, which filled up creeks that had been dried out.

Caravan and Camping Industries SA chief executive Stuart Livingstone shared a video of himself driving his Nissan Patrol through a flooded The Outback Highway between Hawker and Parachilna in the Flinders Ranges.

The footage shows stranded motorists standing on the side of the cut off highway filming him drive through the flooded road.

'The heaviest rain has now passed in South Australia with Tasmania and Victoria to see the worst of the conditions on Thursday as the low pressure system intensifies,' BOM senior forecaster Jonathan How told Daily Mail Australia.

a group of people on a beach near a body of water: South Australia Police shared a photo of a flooded Barrier Highway on Wednesday © Provided by Daily Mail South Australia Police shared a photo of a flooded Barrier Highway on Wednesday map: This Weatherzone map shows the rain forecast for Australia between Tuesday and Friday with the most affected parts in orange and red © Provided by Daily Mail This Weatherzone map shows the rain forecast for Australia between Tuesday and Friday with the most affected parts in orange and red

A gale warning is in place for most Tasmania regions with the state north and north east to receive up to 120mm rain.

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Heavy rain and damaging winds have also been forecast for much of Victoria with flash flooding in some regions.

Heavy downpours of between 80mm and 120mm are forecast for the state's north-east ranges before easing later on Thursday.

A severe weather warning is in place for the south west, north central, north east and parts of central, East Gippsland, northern country and West and South Gippsland districts.  

'The warning now covers the risk of damaging winds about the coast on Thursday afternoon, as well as the continued expectation of heavy rain and damaging winds,' BOM tweeted.   

a truck on a city street: Melburnians will need their umbrellas on Thursday with up to 20mm of rain forecast © Provided by Daily Mail Melburnians will need their umbrellas on Thursday with up to 20mm of rain forecast map: A severe weather warning is in place for much of Victoria for areas pictured in dark yellow © Provided by Daily Mail A severe weather warning is in place for much of Victoria for areas pictured in dark yellow

Farmers and graziers are warned of possible loss of livestock exposed to the severe conditions.

Melbourne will receive up to 20mm of rain on Thursday before conditions clear in time for the weekend.

The wild weather is making its way up Australia's east coast with a late thunderstorm to lash Sydney after reaching a top of 30C. 

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THE worst weather in decades has battered Australia once more, with severe weather warnings in place in South Australia , Victoria, NSW and Tasmania . SA Premier Jay Weatherill insisted it was not South Australia ’ s reliance on renewable energy that led to the blackout, as some have suggested.

A strong wind warning is in place for much of the NSW coast from as far as Eden in the south right up to Byron Bay in the far north.

'Many parts of NSW could have potentially severe thunderstorms. That includes Sydney, the Illawarra and the Hunter region. The storms could move quickly and be accompanied by damaging winds of 90km/hr,' BOM states.

Residents are urged to follow advice from NSW SES and monitor warnings.

'A strong warning is also in place for the NSW Alps,' Mr How told Daily Mail Australia. 

a group of giraffe standing next to a tree: Cattle station Mulyungarie Station (pictured) in South Australia's north-east near the NSW town of Broken Hill received up to 28mm on Wednesday © Provided by Daily Mail Cattle station Mulyungarie Station (pictured) in South Australia's north-east near the NSW town of Broken Hill received up to 28mm on Wednesday a car parked next to a traffic light: Many parts of regional Victoria will be inundated with rain on Thursday. Pictured is a checkpoint in Geelong on September 17 © Provided by Daily Mail Many parts of regional Victoria will be inundated with rain on Thursday. Pictured is a checkpoint in Geelong on September 17

BOM senior forecaster Kevin Parkyn said the giant low pressure system heralds the onset of the La Nina weather pattern, which will deliver a wetter summer.

'The atmospheric conditions are just ripe for that system to intensify tonight right over Victoria,' he told reporters.

'We call that process cyclone genesis. This system is linked to tropical moisture, we haven't seen that for quite some time.'    

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BOM has officially declared the first La Niña event since 2010 to 2012, when floods ravaged Queensland, killing 33 people.

A La Niña occurs when stronger equatorial winds, blowing east to west, cool the Pacific Ocean in the tropical north of Australia.

This brings more rainfall during summer and reduces the risk of a summer bushfire.

a large body of water with a city in the background: More rain is forecast for Melbourne (pictured) on Thursday before conditions clear © Provided by Daily Mail More rain is forecast for Melbourne (pictured) on Thursday before conditions clear

The risk of flooding and cyclones, however, is heightened.  

La Niña events often form in autumn or winter, before dissipating in late summer. 

The greatest effect normally occurs during the spring and early summer period.

They usually last for about a year but can sometimes be shorter or longer.

During the last La Niña between 2010 and 2012, the weather bureau said Australia had one of the 'wettest two-year periods on record'.

THREE DAY WEATHER FORECAST 

 SYDNEY 

Thursday: Min 17, Max 30 

Friday: Min 14, Max 25 

Saturday:  Min 12 Max 23

MELBOURNE 

Thursday: Min 14, Max 19

Friday: Min 11, Max 18

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Saturday: Min 9 Max 22 

DARWIN 

Thursday: Min 25, Max 33

Friday: Min 25, Max 34 

Saturday: Min, 25, Max, 35 

CANBERRA 

Thursday: Min 13, Max 20

Friday: Min 7, Max 17 

Saturday: Min 2, Max 21 

 

 PERTH 

Thursday: Min 13, Max 22

Friday: Min 12, Max 21 

Saturday: Min 11, Max 23 

BRISBANE 

Thursday: Min 16, Max 27

Friday: Min 17, Max 31 

Saturday: Min 17 Max 29 

HOBART 

Thursday: Min 9, Max 15

Friday: Min 11, Max 18

Saturday: Mon 11 Max 19 

ADELAIDE  

Thursday: Min 9, Max 17

Friday: Min 9, Max 22 

Saturday: Min 9, Max 22 

 Source: Bureau of Meteorology


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