Southeast Australia is expected to experience significant rainfall as a cold front continues to move across the country’s east.
The Bureau of Meteorology has warned residents of South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, and south-east Queensland to get ready for severe weather that will start to affect them on Wednesday morning (BOM).
#SevereWeatherWarning for heavy rainfall is current for #NSW in #CentralWestSlopesandPlains and #CentralTablelands. Heavy rainfall is possible this morning, continuing into the afternoon which may lead to #FlashFlooding.
Monitor warnings: https://t.co/exO5IVLDIs pic.twitter.com/bKhTfa7nST
— Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales (@BOM_NSW) September 21, 2022
“Thunderstorms may cause substantial rain in coastal zones,” the administration said.
While Melbourne and Adelaide residents may expect rain on Wednesday, it is anticipated that both cities will see a clearing by Thursday, when the BOM anticipates rain to resume.
Sydney residents should prepare for rain on Wednesday, which is predicted to last through the rest of the week and into the weekend.
Brisbane should prepare for rain on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by a clear weekend.
The BOM and State Emergency Service have issued a number of flood warnings for various regions of NSW.
According to SES spokesperson Greg Nash, preliminary projections indicated that the state could receive up to 40 mm of rain on Tuesday evening, which would have led to extra flood warnings.
Victoria has issued light flood warnings for the Yarra River and a moderate alert for the Loddon River due to flooding at the downstream Laanecoorie Reservoir.
Minor flood warnings have been issued for Tasmania’s Macquarie River as a result of levels over the minor flood marks being seen at Lake Leake and Tooms Lake.
According to Australian meteorologists, spring will be wetter than usual throughout the east coast.