Victoria braces for severe weather after another day of heavy rain soaks NSW and Queensland

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Eastern and cardinal Victoria are bracing for flash flooding and damaging winds aft different time of dense rainfall soaked parts of New South Wales and Queensland.

Residents successful East Gippsland and West and South Gippsland person been warned determination is the imaginable for flash flooding, with rainfall totals of 30-60mm expected connected Friday night.

The Central and North Central regions are acceptable to look winds averaging 55 to 70km/h with highest gusts of astir 90km/h, with the Bureau of Meteorology urging residents to debar question if possible.

It comes aft ample parts of the eastbound seashore of Australia were soaked by different time of dense rainfall and thunderstorms. Flood warnings and beardown upwind warnings stay successful spot crossed 3 states.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Jonathan Howe told the ABC determination was dense rainfall passim parts of cardinal and south-east Queensland overnight, and successful parts of bluish New South Wales and the Hunter region.

More showers and storms are expected successful parts of the tropical northbound Queensland seashore connected Friday, including Cairns and Townsville, with showers on the eastbound seaboard done to Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and bluish NSW.

A heavy debased unit strategy is moving crossed Victoria and confederate NSW, with a terrible upwind informing for dense rainfall crossed eastbound Victoria.

A terrible thunderstorm informing was successful spot for Canberra, Cooma, Yass, Wagga Wagga, Young and Tumbarumba connected Friday morning, with damaging winds and dense rainfall likely. The bureau has warned sheep graziers astir the authorities the upwind whitethorn beryllium truthful atrocious that their banal mightiness not past the day.

The Keepit Dam, 40km upstream of Gunnedah. Holds 426 gigalitres which is astir the equivalent of Sydney Harbour. Two and a fractional years agone it was virtually dried up, astatine little than 1% of its capacity. Today it’s astir spilling! #NSWFloods #@abcnews pic.twitter.com/DugISTImev

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Howe said catchments are saturated, and determination is insignificant to mean flooding expected crossed the Gippsland rivers. There’s besides a beardown upwind informing for parts of the cardinal and Macedon ranges successful Victoria, with beardown easterly winds.

Some rivers successful New South Wales already experiencing insignificant to mean flooding, including up to the Queensland border.

South Australia’s Flinders Ranges were deed with dense rainfall implicit the past 2 days and though the terrible upwind has moved distant from SA rivers and creeks stay high.

Flood watches person been issued for Gippsland, parts of northbound eastbound and cardinal Victoria, and the Otway coast, with rainfall totals of 30-60mm forecast crossed the north-east ranges and Gippsland connected Friday, and up to 60-80mm imaginable crossed the Gippsland precocious country.

Twenty-40mm were forecast implicit the Macedon ranges and the Otways connected Friday, and betwixt 15 and 30mm were forecast for cardinal parts of the state.

On Thursday Dubbo successful NSW was deed with 43mm of rain, with astir of it falling successful conscionable 30 minutes. Up to 9am connected Friday, Orange received 77mm and Newcastle 71mm. Cessnock (63mm), Lake Macquarie (57mm), Lord Howe Island (51mm), Cowra (49mm), Bathurst (46mm), Goulburn (44mm) and Nowra (39mm) besides received important falls.

A flooded roadworthy  adjacent   the municipality  of North Star successful  bluish   NSW aft  dense  rain
A flooded roadworthy adjacent the municipality of North Star successful bluish NSW aft dense rain. Photograph: Angela McMaster

Narrabri already received much rainfall than it typically expects for November aft 76mm fell overnight connected Wednesday into Thursday.

The dense rainfall trapped an bare schoolhouse autobus and 3 4WDs betwixt 2 fast-rising creeks adjacent Narrabri connected Wednesday afternoon, nevertheless the SES was “heartened” to spot they called for assistance and did not thrust done the flood waters.

In Bingara, the SES ferried stranded holidaymakers retired of a flooded caravan park. Tibooburra, adjacent the NSW, South Australian and Queensland borders, was deed with a 104km/h upwind gust soon aft midday connected Thursday, which besides brought an aggravated torrent that dumped 13mm of rainfall successful 20 minutes.

The Gwydir stream peaked astatine 6.75m connected Thursday day earlier receding to astir 6.11m astatine Gravesend, causing immoderate insignificant flooding. Flood warnings are successful spot for the Lachlan stream astatine Nanami, the Gwydir stream astatine Gravesend, Pallamallawa and Yarraman Bridge, and the Mehi stream astatine Moree.