It’s going to start getting colder in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney.
Given that some areas of Australia experienced more rainfall in just 48 hours than their average monthly rainfall, more damaging winds and potential flooding are on the way.
A damaging wind warning of up to 90 km/h has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for Friday for Mount Lofty and other southern South Australian locations.
With the strong winds expected to subside throughout the day, warnings have been extended across the Victorian Alps, along southern NSW, and up to Wollongong.
Powerful thunderstorms extended from Lightning Ridge to Newcastle throughout the early morning as a result of an intense cold front.
With water levels rising at the Murrumbidgee, Macquarie, and Lachlan rivers as a result of the rainy weather, numerous flood watches have been issued.
Strong winds and a flood warning are the latest in a week of severe weather that has pummeled Australia’s southern states, leaving homes without power, tearing off homes’ roofs, and washing a car into a flooded causeway.
According to meteorologist Jonathan Howe, the significant downpours that have been recorded over the last 48 hours have shattered August rainfall averages.
All three locations have experienced above-average rainfall since Wednesday. Scone, Dubbo, and Mudgee typically receive 25 to 50 millimeters of rain per month.
Over the past two days, Perisher has received more than 140mm, which is more than half of its monthly average of 240mm.
Only 2mm separated Canberra’s 44mm rainfall from its 46mm average monthly total.
With showers likely to continue and move up to south Queensland, Mr. Howe gave his assurance that the worst of the rainfall had passed.
He predicted that the south-east of the country would experience easing trends over the weekend.
By late Sunday, it will be mostly clear, and Monday is more likely.
According to Mr. Howe, the nation is experiencing wetter-than-average conditions due to a negative Indian Ocean Dipole, with additional precipitation predicted through the spring.
Following wind gusts of more than 100 km/h that were recorded overnight, a damaging wind warning has been issued for Australia’s southern region.
South Australia’s Strathalbyn recorded gusts of 109 km/h on Thursday, according to Jessica Miskelly of Weatherzone.
At Woodchester, a motorhome was flipped onto its side while trees were brought down.
Strong winds have also pounded NSW; Thredbo and Falls Creek both recorded gusts of over 100 kilometers per hour.
Victoria’s southwest coast has experienced 90 km/h winds.
At Erudgere, in rural NSW, heavy rainfall caused a car to be swept into Macdonalds Creek.
If anyone was inside the car at the time is unknown.
Short Summary of Nokia News.
Damaging winds and possible flooding on way for parts of Australia on Friday Bureau of Meteorology issued damaging wind warning for NSW and VictoriaWet weather has prompted several flood watches including Macquarie River