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Australia Australia's east coast braces for a 'thunderstorm outbreak'

05:31  23 october  2020
05:31  23 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Get ready for a SOAKING: Australia ' s east braces for a ' thunderstorm outbreak ' that will bring huge downpours, hail and damaging winds - here's how long it will last.

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Torrential rain, hail, damaging winds and potential flash flooding is set to batter Australia's east coast on Friday.

The weather bureau dubbed it the 'multi-state thunderstorm outbreak' which is set to hit Queensland, New South Wales, north-east Victoria, as well as South Australia's mid-north.

The weather system began forming on Wednesday, with the worst of the storms forecast to hit the east coast on Friday and Saturday.

Bureau of Meteorology Meterologist Jonathan How warned heavy downpours are likely to continue well into the weekend.

'It is shaping up to be a stormy and wet weekend for eastern parts of Queensland and New South Wales including Brisbane and Sydney,' Mr How said.

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'Rainfall totals this Sunday will broadly be 30-50mm across parts of eastern Australia but, when we do see those more intense thunderstorms, we could see totals of 100 and even up to 150mm for some parts.'

He said the rain could be so severe it could cause concern for agricultural communities as they enter the harvesting season.

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'Heavy rain and large hail could damage crops and while some catchments are already saturated, flooding could become a risk into the weekend,' he said.

'But with all thunderstorms they are hit and miss in nature.'


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About 30-50mm of rainfall is expected to fall across parts of eastern Australia on Sunday.

When the most severe storms hit rainfall totals could exceed 100-150mm for some parts.

Western Australia will miss out on entirely on the weather event, with sunny days and temperatures forecast in the late 20s to early 30s heading towards the weekend.

A flood warning has also been issued for South Australia's mid north with 100mm of rain expected to fall on Friday.

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The bureau warned of flash flooding and local creeks, rivers to overflow due to the burst of rain.

The city though will not be hit hard at all with only 10mm of rain expected on Friday.

The warning comes just a month after the bureau officially declared the country's first active La Niña in 10 years.

The weather event occurs when stronger equatorial winds, blowing east to west, cool the Pacific Ocean in the tropical north of Australia.

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

'Widespread flooding occurred in many parts of Australia associated with the record rainfalls,' it said.

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

a woman walking in the rain holding an umbrella: A man shelters from the rain during wet weather at Circular Quay in Sydney © Provided by Daily Mail A man shelters from the rain during wet weather at Circular Quay in Sydney

THE WEATHER IN YOUR CITY

SYDNEY

FRIDAY: Min 16. Max 26. Partly cloudy

SATURDAY: Min 19. Max 29. Shower or two. Possible storm.

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SUNDAY: Min 14. Max 19. Showers.

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MONDAY: Min 14. Max 19. Showers.

TUESDAY: Min 13. Max 21. Shower or two.

BRISBANE

FRIDAY: Min 18. Max 28. Partly cloudy

SATURDAY: Min 19. Max 29. Partly cloudy

SUNDAY: Min 19. Max 30. Shower or two. Storm likely.

MONDAY: Min 19. Max 29. Shower or two. Possible storm.

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TUESDAY: Min 18. Max 27. Shower or two.

ADELAIDE

FRIDAY: Min 16. Max 25. Showers

SATURDAY: Min 12. Max 18. Shower or two.

SUNDAY: Min 9. Max 17. Cloudy.

MONDAY: Min 9. Max 18. Cloudy.

TUESDAY: Min 9. Max 20. Cloudy.

CANBERRA

FRIDAY: Min 12. Max 25. Shower or two.

SATURDAY: Min 15. Max 22. Showers. Possible storm.

SUNDAY: Min 8. Max 14. Showers.

MONDAY: Min 6. Max 11. Showers.

TUESDAY: Min 7. Max 16. Shower or two.

MELBOURNE

FRIDAY: Min 12. Max 23. Rain developing. Possible storm.

SATURDAY: Min 12. Max 16. Rain then showers. Windy.

SUNDAY: Min 9. Max 14. Showers.

MONDAY: Min 9. Max 17. Partly cloudy.

TUESDAY: Min 9. Max 18. Cloudy.

PERTH

FRIDAY: Min 13. Max 26. Mostly sunny

SATURDAY: Min 12. Max 29. Mostly sunny.

SUNDAY: Min 17. Max 34. Sunny.

MONDAY: Min 19. Max 29. Partly cloudy.

TUESDAY: Min 13. Max 26. Partly cloudy.

HOBART

FRIDAY: Min 10. Max 18. Late rain.

SATURDAY: Min 11. Max 16. Shower or two.

SUNDAY: Min 5. Max 13. Possible shower.

MONDAY: Min 6. Max 15. Cloudy.

TUESDAY: Min 7. Max 15. Shower or two.

DARWIN

FRIDAY: Min 25. Max 33. Mostly sunny.

SATURDAY: Min 26. Max 34. Partly cloudy.

SUNDAY: Min 26. Max 33. Partly cloudy.

MONDAY: Min 26. Max 33. Shower or two. Possible storm.

TUESDAY: Min 25. Max 32. Shower or two. Possible storm.

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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Life-threatening storms sweep the east coast of Australia .
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