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Australia Thunderstorms to hit Australia's east coast ahead of AFL Grand Final

06:40  24 october  2020
06:40  24 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Severe thunderstorms, torrential rain and strong winds will batter Australia's east coast once again on Saturday with fears the AFL Grand Final could be postponed.

The weather bureau dubbed it the 'multi-state thunderstorm outbreak' and will target Queensland, New South Wales, north-east Victoria, parts of South Australia and northern parts of the Northern Territory.

The AFL Grand Final between the Richmond Tigers and Geelong Cats at the Gabba in Brisbane on Saturday could be rescheduled due to the severe weather.

Severe thunderstorms will spread more than 1,000km across NSW, blanketing land from Broken Hill to Newcastle.

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Similar heavy rainfall is likely to affect huge swathes of Queensland as far north as Cooktown, down to Brisbane, Melbourne and Tasmania.

Under the AFL's Extreme Weather Policy, if there are thunderstorms within 10km of the field, then the players must seek cover inside and play should be stopped.

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Wild weather is due to hit the eastern half of Australia on Friday, dumping a lot of rain and strong winds on parts of Queensland, NSW, Victoria and South Australia Thunderstorm warnings are due to hit a large swath of Australia ’ s east coast on Friday ahead of the AFL and NRL grand finals .

Broken Hill in NSW hit with heavy flood waters after wild weather across the state.

'Under the lightning rule they can delay the match by up to an hour,' an AFL spokesperson told 7News.

'It has happened before, but it's very rare.'

The game can only resume if there is no lightning within 10km of the field for 30 minutes.

A Bureau of Meteorology spokesperson told the publication they are more likely to play in the rain.

They said that there was only a 20 per cent chance that thunderstorms would occur within 10km of the stadium.

Friday night's grim weather saw about 50 calls made to the State Emergency Services (SES) due to extensive damages.

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Bureau of Meteorology Meteorologst Helen Reid warned that it'll be a 'quite an active day' compared to Friday.

'On the whole we're expecting about 10 to 15 millimetres across the Sydney region and if there are thunderstorms you could get significantly more than that,' she told Sydney Morning Herald.

She said heavy winds could reach up to 60km/h in coastal areas and ask residents to keep away from trees and power lines.

The bureau also warned of large hailstones could hit parts of the  Riverina district as well as flash flooding.

The most likely affected areas include Wagga Wagga, Tumbarumba, Griffith, Narrandera, Lockhart and Darlington Point.

map: Up to 15mm of rain is expected to fall in New South Wales on Saturday, according to the bureau © Provided by Daily Mail Up to 15mm of rain is expected to fall in New South Wales on Saturday, according to the bureau a group of people on a beach near a body of water: A car drives along a flooded road at the Barrier Highway north of Olary in South Australia on October 7 after heavy rainfall © Provided by Daily Mail A car drives along a flooded road at the Barrier Highway north of Olary in South Australia on October 7 after heavy rainfall

BOM Meterologist Jonathan How warned heavy downpours are likely to continue well into the weekend.

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Australia ' s east braces for a ' thunderstorm outbreak' that will bring torrential rain, hail and floods - here's when your state will be hit . The bureau of meteorology is forecasting a 'multi-state thunderstorm outbreak'. A developing weather system is set to impact Queensland, NSW and Victoria.

Emergency crews have spent the day removing downed powerlines and debris as south- east Queensland was hit with a powerful thunderstorm .

'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.

'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.'

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.

Just last month, 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.

FIVE DAY WEATHER IN YOUR CITY

SYDNEY

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

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SUNDAY: Min 14. Max 19. Showers.

MONDAY: Min 14. Max 19. Showers.

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

WEDNESDAY: Min 15. Max 21. Shower or two.

BRISBANE

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.

WEDNESDAY: Min 17. Max 28. Shower or two.

ADELAIDE

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.

WEDNESDAY: Min 10. Max 21. Mostly sunny.

CANBERRA

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.

WEDNESDAY: Min 8. Max 17. Shower or two.

MELBOURNE

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.

WEDNESDAY: Min 10. Max 19. Possible shower.

PERTH

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.

WEDNESDAY: Min 15. Max 24. Partly cloudy.

HOBART

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.

WEDNESDAY: Min 9. Max 15. Shower or two.

DARWIN

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

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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