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Australia Emergency services warn of dangerous weather ahead

01:25  27 october  2020
01:25  27 october  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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Residents around NSW and south-east Queensland are being warned to prepare for dangerous weather ahead of severe storms and damaging winds forecast to lash the east coast today.

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There are weather warnings in place, with widespread rain and storms across both states today.

Winds could reach speeds of up to 125km/h in some areas and residents are being warned of flash flooding after emergency services responded to more than 500 calls for help across NSW yesterday.

Emergency Services are warning people in NSW and Queensland to be vigilant amid dangerous weather. © Supplied Emergency Services are warning people in NSW and Queensland to be vigilant amid dangerous weather.

"We are planning appropriately, and the bureau has forecast quite unsettled conditions for the rest of the week, leading into the weekend," NSW SES Director Dean Storey told Today.

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"We are really urging the community, across the whole state, to be vigilant, keep an eye on local weather conditions, plan accordingly and stay out of flood waters."

Weather experts are warning the worst is yet to come with La Nina likely to strengthen over the coming months.

"We are in a storm season, and the bureau has declared a La Nina for this coming summer ... there is a higher risk of heavy rainfall across the entire state, and a higher risk of storms and flooding that comes with that," Mr Storey said.

"The entire state needs to be vigilant. Heavy local plans are in place when it comes to floods, if you live in a flood prone area, and also storms as well.

"Know what you would do prior to having to deal with any of those types of events to maximise your safety and the safety of your family as well."

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Another trough is triggering some gusty storms over the northern NT and funnelling very warm air over Western Australia.

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Here's the weather across Australia on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

THE NATIONAL FORECAST

Queensland

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says very dangerous storms are possible in large parts of Queensland today, with severe storms forecast for eastern and northern areas of the state.

The BoM urged residents to prepare their homes "for the possibility of damaging to destructive wind gusts, large to giant hail and heavy to intense rainfall".

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https://twitter.com/BOM_Qld/status/1320546744783015936

Similar conditions on Sunday brought destructive winds of up to 93 kilometres per hour, almost 190,000 lightning strikes and heavy rain.

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Brisbane has thunderstorms on the way, with a low of 19C and top of 25C.

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NSW & THE ACT

Wet and wild weather will continue for NSW today with a strong wind warning for Sydney Closed Waters, Coffs Coast, Hunter Coast, Sydney Coast and Illawarra Coast.

The state has experienced record rainfall in the last few days, with areas such as the Central Coast experiencing flash flooding and rock slides yesterday.

Several homes were evacuated at Great Mackerel Beach on Sydney's northern beaches after the big surf and heavy rain threatened homes along the coast.

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In the northern part of the state, Wallis Lakes recorded 124.5 mm in 1 hour yesterday afternoon, a greater than one in 100 year event for the region.

As of yesterday, Sydney has already seen more than a year's worth of rain.

Sydney's Observatory Hill weather station received 43mm of rain during the 24 hours to 9am yesterday - the best daily total since July and the 8th wettest day so far this year.

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The latest rain brings Sydney's running annual total up to about 1245mm.

Surf and swell conditions are expected to be hazardous today with warnings in place for Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast, Sydney Coast and Illawarra Coast.

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There is also a strong wind warnings for Sydney Closed Waters, Coffs Coast, Hunter Coast, Sydney Coast and Illawarra Coast.

Today's forecast predicts a late shower with cool-to-mild temperatures in the northeast. Showers, cool-to-cold in the southeast. Mostly cloudy, cool-to-cold in the southwest. Mostly sunny, cool-to-mild in the northwest.

Sydney has a possible shower, with a low of 14C and top of 20C.

Canberra also has a possible shower, with a low of 8C and a top of 15C.

Victoria

There's a strong wind warning for the West Coast, Central Coast and Central Gippsland Coast today.

Late shower, cool-to-cold in the southwest. Showers, cold in the southeast. Clearing shower, cool-to-mild in the northwest. Few showers, cool-to-cold in the northeast.

Melbourne will escape the gloomy weather, with conditions expected to be mostly sunny, with a low of 9C and top of 18C.

Tasmania

Mostly sunny, mild in the southwest. Clearing shower, cool in the southeast. Mostly sunny, cool-to-cold in the northwest. Showers, cold in the northeast.

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Hobart has a possible shower, with a low of 8C and a top of 14C.

There's a strong wind warning for the Far North West Coast and Central North Coast.

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South Australia

Mostly cloudy, cool in the southeast and central with chance shower. Sunny, cool-to-mild in the west and northwest. Chance showers, mild northeast.

Adelaide will be mostly sunny, with a low of 11C and top of 21C.

There's a strong wind warning for the Lower South East Coast.

Northern Territory

Showers/storms, very warm in the northwest Top End and western interior. Chance showers/storms, very warm Arnhem.. Mostly sunny, warm-to-very warm elsewhere over the interior. Sunny, mild southeast.

Darwin has thunderstorms on the way, with a low of 25C and top of 33C.

Western Australia

Mostly sunny, cool-to-mild in the southwest. Sunny, warm in the south. Sunny, very warm in the northwest. Showers, very warm in the northeast.

Perth will be mostly sunny, with a low of 15C and a top of 24C.

There are strong wind warnings for the Ningaloo Coast, Gascoyne Coast, Leeuwin Coast, Albany Coast, Esperance Coast and Eucla Coast.

– Reported with Weatherzone

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