Thursday will be ‘highest rainfall day’ in eastern Australia | Canberra Times

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Rain will close the week for Canberra, with heavy rain showers expected to stretch to Friday. The Bureau of Meteorology warned Thursday that heavy rain could lead to floods of up to 40 mm expected. ACT could see between 25 and 45 mm on Friday, with the bill listing suggesting sharp falls are likely. Thunderstorms are possible across both days, with showers rolling in over the weekend, but some relief as the heavy rain showers let up. The ACT Emergency Services Agency said they had not yet responded to any weather-related incidents Thursday morning. Australians along the east coast are preparing for a “peak day of precipitation” today with a total of 25 to 100 mm expected for NSW, Queensland, ACT and eastern Victoria. Meteorologist Jackson Browne of the Bureau of Meteorology said a low-pressure system over eastern South Australia was moving east toward the east coast in a severe weather update. “Accumulated precipitation indicates that our cloud cover is changing over the eastern two thirds of Australia, with Thursday being the highest day of precipitation. Widespread drops of 25 to 100 mm with higher amounts and thunderstorms are likely,” Browne said. “The trail of this low-pressure system will dictate exactly where the heaviest rainfall will be. Widespread rainfall should extend along Australia’s east coast on Friday, with conditions starting to rise, at least for most of NSW and Victoria, by Saturday.” Severe weather warnings for heavy rainfall have been issued in several states, and “further warnings are likely”. “Severe thunderstorms can be issued as needed, leading to the risk of harmful winds and heavy rainfall,” Browne said. IN OTHER NEWS: There are also a number of flood warnings across NSW, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and ACT. “Flood warnings are current across several river basins, some exceeding large flood levels in NSW and Queensland. The dams are full and many catchment areas are either flooded or saturated, so any further rain or thunderstorm activity this weekend will have to renew river level rises across many rivers and streams, “said Browne. “Flood guards have also been issued in anticipation of the upcoming rainfall. Residents living on and near flooded rivers and streams, particularly in parts of NSW, Queensland and eastern Victoria, need to be aware of the latest forecasts and warnings. , as many rivers are likely to experience flooding in the coming days. ” Visit the BOM website to see the latest severe weather and flood warnings for your local area. Floods have been so bad that teachers were dropped off at school in a helicopter in Forbes in central western NSW on Monday. Students near the town of Forbes in Central West NSW have witnessed a school dropout like no other this week after RFS helicopters transported their teachers over floods to their school gates. To attend classes at Bedgerabong Public School on Monday, three teachers had to cross the dangerously high flood water. So to avoid canceling the lessons, the teachers got help from the helicopters, who dropped them off at their school oval. The city remains on alert as the Lachlan River continues to overflow, blocking streets and major highways. Our journalists work hard to deliver local, up-to-date news to the local community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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