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Widespread rain for eastern NSW this weekend

17/06/2016 - NSW

Widespread rainfall can be expected across eastern New South Wales this weekend, with the potential for some stretches of the coast and western slopes to receive heavy falls.

The conditions will be driven by a developing low pressure system over the state, which will move eastwards to reach the coast on Sunday. An East Coast Low is expected to briefly develop over the warmer waters off the central or southern NSW coast late Sunday before rapidly moving out into the... read more...

Queensland in for a weekend of heavy rain, storms: stay tuned for warnings

17/06/2016 - QLD

A deep trough is forecast to move across southern and central Queensland from late Friday, generating widespread moderate to heavy rainfall throughout the weekend before moving off the southeast coast late Sunday.

Acting Queensland Regional Director, Richard Wardle, said with catchments already wet from recent rainfall we're likely to see localised flash flooding and river and stream rises.

"Rainfall and gusty storms are expected throughout the weekend.... read more...

Potential for more severe weather in eastern states

15/06/2016 - National

Forecasters at the Bureau of Meteorology are keeping a close eye on the possibility of another East Coast Low forming this weekend.

Dr Andrew Tupper, Centre Director of the Bureau’s National Operations Centre said the situation will become clearer in the next few days.

"There is still uncertainty about the timing and extent of the impacts, but we have increasing confidence in a widespread rainfall event developing over southern and eastern Queensland,... read more...

Residents of eastern NSW urged to stay safe during severe weather this weekend

04/06/2016 - NSW

Severe weather expected over eastern New South Wales due to an intensifying East Coast Low.

A low pressure trough over inland NSW will deepen and move eastwards today.

Acting New South Wales Regional Director, Jane Golding, said as this system moves over warmer waters off the northern NSW coast over the next couple of hours it will develop into an East Coast Low.

“This system is forecast to intensify tonight as it moves southwards and will... read more...