NSW, Qld, Victoria weather: BOM warns of rain, storms, rainfall next week, flood risk

Aussies are warned to brace for heavy rainfall next week despite predictions of a heavy storm easing.

Wild weather rocked South East Queensland and most of NSW earlier in the week, bringing dangerous storms, hail and rainfall.

Dangerous storms also lashed the Wollongong region on Wednesday night as hammering rainfall brought totals of between 70 and 80mm.

However, the risk of deluge is easing for most parts of the coast as we head into the weekend.

Here’s how the weather is looking in your state.

NSW

The same weather system was now directing a south-westerly air stream over the NSW coast and into eastern Victoria, Sky News meteorologist Alison Osborne explained.

Storms are likely to move up the northern NSW coast and linger into Sunday.

Humid and unsettled conditions are expected to remain over the eastern states into the weekend, although the risk of dangerous storms has eased.

This is expected to change by next Wednesday when a massive low pressure system pushes east carrying a “colossal” amount of rain.

The system will drag showers over the east from Queensland down to South Australia and will intensify into Thursday.

“It’s looking like a colossal amount of rain will fall over a two-day period over catchments that have already experienced recent flooding,” Ms Osborne said.

Widespread totals across the eastern states could exceed 100-150mm.

queensland

Wet weather will continue over Queensland’s east coast between Rockhampton and Townsville on Thursday morning.

That rain will move away into the weekend, bringing a couple of dry days to the Sunshine State, except for the far north tropics where rain will linger.

Western Australia

Early wet season storms have brought significant rain to northern Western Australia this week.

Significant rainfall amounts are forecast for the Kimberley and northern goldfields regions.

Shower and storm activity will ramp up over Northern Australia into the weekend and storms will stretch right through to the Great Australian Bight.

The unseasonable downpour in the northern states will push east as we head into next week.

“It will herald an extreme weather event to impact multiple states,” Ms Osborne said.

Victoria

Melbourne can look forward to rain easing into the weekend with just a chance of showers from Thursday to Monday.

Temperatures will stay below 20 degrees until next week when humid conditions bring a renewed chance of rain.

A moderate flood warning remains for the Murray and Edward rivers and a minor warning for the Avoca, Goulburn, Kiewa, King, Loddon, Snowy and Werribee rivers.

South Australia

Sunshine will return to Adelaide for the weekend as showers ease across the capital city.

Echunga residents have been evacuated to the local football club ahead of a potential dam failure that could flood around 60 properties with 10 megalitres of water.

SA SES has managed to lower the water level in the dam by more than two meters, though an emergency warning remains in place.

Residents living around the Murray River are also warned of a minor flood risk between Cadell and Mannum after high interstate rainfall.

tasmania

Hobart will experience the last of significant rainfall into Thursday afternoon.

Residents can expect up to 8mm of rain before conditions ease leading into the weekend and the sun returns.

Northern Territory

Darwin city and surrounds are likely to be hit by a thunderstorm on Thursday, with up to 15mm of rainfall expected to drench the area.

The northern state is settling into its wet season, so expect consistent rain and thunderstorms for the next seven days.

The temperature will stay above 32 degrees for the duration, bringing warm and sticky conditions.

Mild temperatures are expected in southeastern states for the rest of the week, with daytime temperatures to stay below 20 degrees in most areas on Friday.

The southwest on the other hand will be warm as Perth nudges towards 30 degrees for a couple of days.

Originally published as ‘Colossal’: Monster storms on their way to eastern states

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