Australia Rain bomb stretching over 4,000km causes flooding across Australia
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A low pressure system that brought heavy rains and damaging winds to southern and westernis expected to push further east.
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.
Heavy rain and possible storms are forecast for Sydney region on Friday with some areas in the west on flood watch.
Up to 45mm of rain is forecast for the harbour city on Friday, along with hazardous surf conditions.
'Flooded roads and reduced visibility in heavy rain will make driving conditions dangerous during Friday in all suburbs,' a Bureau of Meteorology alert stated.
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A severe thunderstorm warning for damaging winds and heavy rain has also been issued for the Blue Mountains/Hawkesbury, Maitland/Cessnock, Greater Newcastle and Gosford/Wyong areas.
The Sydney suburb of Canterbury copped a 30.2mm soaking in just one hour on Thursday night, as backyards transformed into lakes.
Sydney Airport was inundated with 24.2mm in less than a hour while Richmond in the city's north-west received 26.6mm in three hours, Weatherzone reported.
Sydney's Warragamba Dam received 96mm of rain in the space of 24 hours.
The State Emergency Service has urged everyone to keep clear of fallen power lines, creeks and storm drains and to not drive through floodwaters.
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.
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Emergency crews were called to the Watagans National Park at Cooranbong, near Lake Macquarie on the NSW Central Coast following reports a woman was hit by a fallen branch. The woman, believed to be aged in her 30s, was unable to be revived and died at the scene, despite desperate efforts by family members and paramedics.Weather conditions were poor at the time after the region copped a 44mm drenching on Sunday. Police, paramedics and NSW Fire and Rescue crews all attended the scene. © Provided by Daily Mail Heavy rain continues to batter much of NSW after Sunday's statewide soaking.
On Thursday, some areas in the the state's south copped a drenching, with a portable rain station south of Griffith measuring 60mm in an hour.
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
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.
Brisbane too will see its heaviest rain on Friday, with up to 50mm predicted and a storm likely.
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.
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.
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.
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL CITY WEATHER FORECAST THIS WEEK
Friday: 19-24 degrees and showers
Saturday: 15-20 degrees and possible showers
Sunday: 15-21 degrees and possible showers
Friday: 12-17 degrees and possible showers
Saturday: 10-19 degrees and mostly sunny
Sunday: 9-19 degrees and mostly sunny
Friday: 22-27 degrees and possible thunderstorms
'Complex' system bringing more rain to NSW
Heavy rain that could quickly trigger flooding is expected in parts of inland NSW as a "complex" weather system moves towards the coast.The lower west and Riverina regions are being warned of heavy rainfall on Thursday with "a complex low pressure system" near the border with South Australia.
Saturday: 21-28 degrees and possible showers
Sunday: 20-25 degrees and possible showers
Friday: 26-34 degrees and possible thunderstorms
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Dozens of severe thunderstorm and flood warnings were issued by Bureau of Meteorology forecasters for northern and southeast Queensland and NSW on Friday evening. The BoM warned damaging slow-moving thunderstorms were detected west of Brisbane, Logan and the Gold Coast. © Provided by Daily Mail ( © Provided by Daily Mail ( The storms were concentrated near Laidley, Gatton, Crows Nest, Border Ranges National Park, Moogerah and Hampton. The weather service's warning was directed at hundreds of thousands of people in Ipswich, the Scenic Rim, Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley council areas.
Saturday: 26-33 degrees and showers
Sunday: 25-35 degrees and possible showers
Friday: 19-33 degrees and sunny
Saturday: 20-34 degrees and sunny
Sunday: 19-33 degrees and sunny
Friday: 12-20 degrees and mostly sunny
Saturday: 10-22 degrees and mostly sunny
Sunday: 11-23 degrees and sunny
Friday: 13-18 degrees and showers
Saturday: 7-17 degrees and cloudy
Sunday: 7-19 degrees and mostly sunny
Friday: 9-14 degrees and cloudy
Saturday: 8-16 degrees and mostly sunny
Sunday: 8-20 degrees and mostly sunny
Inglewood residents ordered to leave in the middle of the night .
An evacuation alert was issued for the town of Inglewood in Darling Downs, Queensland, at 10.30pm on Tuesday after a rapid rise in the Macintyre Brooke.An emergency was declared for Inglewood, in the Goondiwindi local government area, in the Darling Downs close to the NSW border on Tuesday night.