Australia’s east coast facing heavy rains and storms

In New South Wales, heavy rains and thunderstorms will continue for another day before the situation is expected to ease over the weekend. In some parts of the state, it rains for more than a month within a few days.

Heavy thunderstorm warnings are issued in Canberra, Cooma, Yasu, Wagga Wagga, Young and Tumbarumba on Friday mornings, which can lead to strong winds and heavy rains.

The Meteorological Department also warns sheep grazingers around the state that the weather is so bad that livestock may not survive that day.

Cold, rainy, west-northwest gusts are expected around the state on Friday, followed by cold, rainy weeks with heavy rainfall and thunderstorms as the state reopens after the closure of COVID-19.

Dowels were struck at 43mm on Thursday, most of them falling in just 30 minutes.

By 9am on Friday, Orange received 77mm and Newcastle received 71mm.

Cessnock (63mm), Lake Macquarie (57mm), Lord Howe Island (51mm), Cowra (49mm), Bathurst (46mm), Goulburn (44mm) and Nowra (39mm) have also decreased significantly.

Narrabri has already received more rain than normally expected in November after a 76 mm fall overnight from Wednesday to Thursday.

Heavy rains trapped an empty school bus and three 4WDs between a soaring stream near Narrabri on Wednesday afternoon, but SES was “reassuring” to see them not go through the floods as they sought help. became.

In Bingala, SES carried stranded vacationers from a flooded caravan park

Tibooburra, near the borders of New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland, was hit by a gust of 104km / h after noon on Thursday, resulting in a violent torrent that rained 13mm in 20 minutes.

The Gwydir River peaked at 6.75m on Thursday afternoon and then receded to about 6.11m in Gravesend, causing some flooding.

Flood warnings are being issued on the Lacran River in Nanami, Gravesend, Pallamallawa, the Gwydir River on the Yarraman Bridge, and the Mehi River in Molly.