South East Australian states prepare for rainy and windy weekend
Severe thunderstorms are expected in southeastern Australia over the weekend, with some areas at risk of flooding.
A deep depression south of The Bight will push a series of cold fronts and valleys across multiple states, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
The first front crosses Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania on Thursday and is expected to bring thunderstorms and intensify on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range.
Severe thunderstorms are expected across New South Wales and southern Queensland, bringing destructive winds, large hail and heavy rain.
The front then moves into the Tasman Sea on Friday, but another front with thunderstorms in southern South Australia is expected to cross Victoria, Tasmania and southern NSW on Friday.
Rain will continue over the weekend in Victoria, Tasmania, southern New South Wales, and the southeast-southeast.
Highs are expected to be 4-8 degrees Celsius cooler than normal over the weekend, but snow cover is expected to fall to 1100-1200 meters.
Rain is expected to bring fresh flooding, particularly in parts of New South Wales, northeast Victoria and northeast Tasmania.
Flood warnings are in effect for inland New South Wales, southern Queensland and northern Victoria.
Severe thunderstorms are in danger for the rest of Thursday, especially in inland New South Wales and southern Queensland.
Warnings are issued for severe storms and flash flooding is possible.
Windy conditions are also forecast to occur, but are expected to remain below the alert level.
The weather system can also cause large waves and storm surges along SA’s southern coast and southwestern Victoria.
The agency warned that it could cause dangerous conditions for some coastal activities.
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