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Australia More rain for NSW amid calls for relief

19:26  25 november  2021
19:26  25 november  2021 Source:   aap.com.au

Evacuation order issued as flooding and wild weather continue in NSW

  Evacuation order issued as flooding and wild weather continue in NSW An evacuation order has been issued for residents in parts of the New South Wales local government area of Singleton. Large parts of NSW and Queensland on flood watch after downpour The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is directing people along the Hunter River within Whittingham, Scotts Flat, Glenridding, Dunolly and Combo areas to evacuate the high danger area by 7pm.Once floodwaters pass 11 metres on the Singleton gauge at Whittingham and Scotts Flat, roads will begin to close.

A low pressure system that brought heavy rains and damaging winds to southern and western NSW is expected to push further east.

Parts of NSW have already received more than three times their normal rainfall for November. © Stuart Walmsley/AAP PHOTOS Parts of NSW have already received more than three times their normal rainfall for November.

It comes amid widespread flooding across the state as extended heavy rains fall in areas where the ground is already saturated and rivers already high in many areas and flooding in others.

Australia is on track for its wettest spring in a decade and some regions in NSW have already received more than three times their normal rainfall for November.

On Thursday some areas in the south of the state copped a drenching, with a portable rain station south of Griffith measuring 60mm in an hour.

Millions of Australians brace for days of endless rain through week

  Millions of Australians brace for days of endless rain through week A giant rotating rain bomb was pictured saturating a regional Queensland town on Monday as Australia's eastern states brace for a month's worth of rain in a week.A stunning weather phenomenon was pictured in Balberra, a small town south of Mackay in Queensland's north coast, on Monday as the huge heavy pressure system made its way inland.

Snowball, south east of Canberra, recorded 28mm in an hour and Braidwood recorded 15mm in 30 minutes.

Gunnedah recorded more than 20mm in 90 minutes and a similar amount fell at Gunnedah over a two hour period.

Grafton recorded 20mm in three hours, Cabramurra saw 26mm fall over four hours

Sydney's Warragamba Dam received 96mm of rain in 24 hours between Wednesday and Thursday.

Areas including Coombah, Hay, Wilcannia, Broken Hill, Ivanhoe, Menindee and Balranald were in the path of a "complex low pressure system" that moved across the lower part of the state on Thursday.

Severe thunderstorms also prompted concern around the state, looming over the south coast and southern tablelands on Thursday afternoon as well as threatening in west NSW near Wilcannia.

Queensland cattle farmers rejoice amid deluge of wet weather with rain forecast into December

  Queensland cattle farmers rejoice amid deluge of wet weather with rain forecast into December Queensland's big wet is continuing to deliver as weather forecasters expect the rain to keep falling into December to the delight of cattle farmers.Central areas of the state have copped a mid-week drenching with widespread totals of more than 50 millimetres in 24 hours.

All Forbes residents have now been given the all clear to return home after the Lachlan River fell below minor flood levels.

During the height of floods in Forbes earlier this month, close to 2000 residents were ordered to evacuate and the river peaked at 10.54 metres, above major flood levels but below the peak during previous flooding in 2016.

NSW Farmers Association has called for a statewide natural disaster declaration so relief funds can be accessed as farmers watch paddocks go underwater and their crops destroyed after so many years of drought conditions.

Weather bureau head of operational climate services Andrew Watkins says the summer outlook for NSW is wet, with temperatures cooler than usual on the coast and warmer than usual in the state's west.

Daily minimum temperatures are expected to be higher than normal as increased cloud traps hot air, leading to warmer nights.

Three days of thunderstorms set to lash Australia's east coast .
A deluge of rain and thunderstorms are forecast to hit the eastern half of Australia, particularly New South Wales and Queensland, from tomorrow right through to FridayAn upper-level trough will form into a cut-off low and move east causing moisture heavy air to be above the east of the country, according to the Weatherzone.

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