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Weather bureau warns of more flooding in parts of Australia as heat wave hits Queensland

People walking in flood waters for Forbes, Australia. Photo: Brendon Thorne NCA NewsWire

Australians are getting off to a rocky start to the week as floods threaten parts of the country while others are hit by heatwaves.

Residents of New South Wales and Victoria have been warned to stay vigilant as flooding continues in some areas despite the cancellation of severe thunderstorm warnings.

The Bureau of Meteorology will issue a Latest Alert on Monday at 5:15 AM for Mid North Coast, Hunter, Central Tablelands, North West Slope and Plains, Central West Slope and Plains, Upper Western and Northern Tablelands Forecast A severe thunderstorm warning has been lifted for people in the district. .

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Thunderstorms have weakened in central and northern New South Wales, with severe thunderstorms no longer occurring in New South Wales and the ACT.

But senior meteorologist Jonathan Gou said: sunrise A new flood warning was issued for parts of New South Wales on Monday morning.

People walking in flood waters for Forbes, Australia. Photo: Brendon Thorne/NCA NewsWire
People walking in flood waters for Forbes, Australia. Photo: Brendon Thorne/NCA NewsWire

“Beware of warnings from your local SES as more water will flow in from these river systems,” Gow said.

He said the heaviest rainfall last night was on the western slopes, particularly the communities around Bathurst in central western New South Wales.

“Unfortunately Forbes saw 120mm yesterday, so we’re going to see more flooding along the Lachlan River today,” Gow said.

“Bathurst is also seeing massive flooding…the worst has passed, but it could take days, if not weeks, for the flooding to subside.”

Although the immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, the Bureau of Meteorology will continue to monitor the situation and issue further warnings as necessary.

Despite rain across much of the state, Sydney is expected to hit a high of 29C today with 60% rain in the morning.

Floods in NSW

Elsewhere in the state, meanwhile, rescues are underway for people trapped in cars in Alectotown early Monday morning. He contacted his NSW SES before 4am for help.

New South Wales Police and RFS officials located him but were unable to get close to him. An Australian Defense Force helicopter was deployed to assist in the rescue.

Low-lying residents of central western Canowindra, New South Wales, have been asked to evacuate immediately after high river levels and dangerous flash flooding occurred. A shelter has been opened at Kanowindra Public School in Kanowindra, Tilga Road.

The town of Morong has been completely isolated by the floods and its residents are unable to evacuate due to flash floods.

Lowland residents have been warned to move to higher ground, and a shelter has been opened at Morong RSL Liddell Street in Morong.

Heavy rain continues to hit parts of New South Wales.Photo: Japan Meteorological Agency
Heavy rain continues to hit parts of New South Wales.Photo: Japan Meteorological Agency

Meanwhile, Australian Defense Force helicopters are operating towards Morong to assist with a number of rescues, including the rescue of people trapped in flood waters and medical evacuations.

In Albury on the border of New South Wales and Victoria, two children luckily escaped after SES were called in to rescue children playing in a storm drain.

At Woodstock, NSW SES was called in to assist six vehicles in the floodwaters after the bridge was swept away.

In the last 24 hours, NSW SES responded to 33 flood reliefs and 462 calls for assistance.

Warren and massive flooding continues along Morong Creek in Morong, peaking at 4.70 meters (estimated) around 4:15 am on Monday.

For emergency assistance during floods and storms, call NSW SES on 132 500. In life-threatening situations, call Triple 0 (000) immediately.

Victoria

The Department has issued warnings of minor to major flooding in Victoria’s Murray and Edward rivers.

Residents of Albury, Corowa, Yarrawonga, Tokumwal, Echuca, Moama, Trumbury, Barham, Swanhill, Wacoal Junction, Boundary Bend, Euston, Mildura, Wentworth, Deniliquin, Stevensweir and Mullamaine will continue to monitor weather warnings. need to do it.

Gau said 40 to 60 mm of rain fell in Victoria on Sunday night.

He said there were new warnings that moderate flooding could occur in Wangaratta and northeast Victoria.

Exercise machines floating on the Yarra River during the recent Victoria floods.Photo: Ian Curry
Exercise machines floating on the Yarra River during the recent Victoria floods.Photo: Ian Curry

A severe thunderstorm also passed over the Mornington Peninsula on Sunday.

“There are new floods in parts of northern Victoria. We are seeing rivers running into them because the trees and grass do not have the capacity to absorb water overnight,” Gow said. Told.

Temperatures in Melbourne will reach highs of 20 degrees Celsius when the rain starts to let up on Monday morning, dropping to 14 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.

Snow is expected in the mountains by midweek as unseasonably cool weather dominates the state.

south australia

Meanwhile, thousands of South Australian school students can’t go to school Storm damage after a power outage over the weekend.

The Department of Education announced that more than 50 public kindergartens, primary schools and high schools in the Adelaide area will remain closed on Monday.

The department said it is working with the SACE board to reschedule the Year 12 exam.

That list was expected to change on Sunday night, but it doesn’t include private schools.

An additional 160,000 properties lost power over the weekend after thunderstorms hit the state, leaving 33,000 homes without power.

Many parts of South Australia were devastated by a weekend of storms.Photo: Kerrin Stevens
Many parts of South Australia were devastated by a weekend of storms.Photo: Kerrin Stevens

SES currently supports approximately 260 callouts.

The crew has had a busy week, with SES receiving nearly 2,000 requests for assistance.

Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said. Advertiser SA Power Networks worked “furiously” overnight to fix the collapsed power lines. This means that many schools that were scheduled to close may reopen.

He urged parents to carefully monitor their social communications.

queensland

Parts of Queensland continue to deal with severe heatwaves as heavy rains hit most of the country.

The agency expects highs in the mid-30s to highs and lows in the mid-20s to be expected in the peninsular region at least through next weekend.

Locations likely to be affected include Weipa in the northern tip of Queensland.

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https://www.theaustralian.com.au/breaking-news/bureau-of-meteorology-warns-of-flooding-and-heatwave/news-story/c80b6201658924f5e8623f1c881dedee Weather bureau warns of more flooding in parts of Australia as heat wave hits Queensland

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