East coast braces for heavy soaking

East coast braces for heavy soaking

Australia’s east coast is in for a soaking in the coming days, with heavy rains forecast for Queensland and New South Wales.

Two weather systems are bringing the deluge, prompting flood warnings across several regions.

In New South Wales, warnings are in place around Sydney, the Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Tempe, and Camden.

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In the regions, warnings are also in place for the Mid North Coast, Wollombi Brook, the South Coast and parts of the state’s north-west.

However, a thunderstorm warning for the north of the state has been cancelled.

Flood warnings are also in place on multiple Queensland rivers, including the Diamantina, Leichhardt, Flinders, and Norman.

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A powerful low-pressure system is moving towards both states, which will combine with the effects of a trough making its way down the coast.

Residents in affected areas are urged to put together their essential supplies, including important documents and medicines, in case they have to leave.

Some models suggest as much as 150mm could fall in just six hours, with severe thunderstorms also possible.

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