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Severe thunderstorms, heavy rain and humid conditions across eastern Australia and major flooding continues across NSW


Issued: 3:30 pm Friday 11 November 2022

Warm, humid and unsettled conditions, along with thunderstorms, will continue for central and eastern Australia ahead of further rain and storms this weekend. Ongoing major flooding continues along several rivers in New South Wales.

Cool and showery conditions are occurring for southern western Australia, continuing until the end of the weekend.

Major flooding continues to impact many communities in inland New South Wales, whilst minor to moderate flooding is still occurring across many other rivers in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

Major Flood Warnings in NSW
Barwon and Darling Rivers, Macquarie River, Lachlan River, Murrumbidgee River, Murray River, Bogan River, Namoi River, Narran River, Culgoa River.

Major Flood Warnings in Victoria
Murray River

Forecast rainfall in coming days will likely push many rivers and creeks back in to moderate to major flooding, as well as prolonging existing flood peaks.

Flood Watches are current for much of Victoria and NSW in anticipation for forecast heavy rain.

Showers and thunderstorms will become widespread across Tasmania, northern and eastern Victoria, inland New South Wales and western and southern Queensland today.

Showers and storms are clearing in western New South Wales and western Victoria, however they will redevelop in parts of western and central South Australia.

By Saturday, a low-pressure system will deepen over Southern South Australia with a cold front developing through central and southern Australia ahead of the low.

Widespread showers and thunderstorms will develop ahead of the low and front extending from the Northern Territory across South Australia, and into western New South Wales and Victoria Saturday night. Severe thunderstorms are likely, bringing strong winds, hail and flash flooding.

Rain and thunderstorms will increase and spread across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria on Sunday. Severe thunderstorms are likely with large hail, strong winds and heavy rainfall.

Heavy falls are likely with thunderstorms, and in northeast Victoria and south-east New South Wales.

The low will weaken on Monday with rain and thunderstorms contracting into Queensland and north-east New South Wales. Cold and unstable air will follow bringing showers with possible hail and thunder to Tasmania, Victoria and Southern New South Wales, whilst easing in South Australia. Temperatures will be well below November average.

Along with the warm weather comes an increased pollen outlook, reaching high to extreme across Victoria over the coming days. With forecast thunderstorms, thunderstorm asthma is also a risk.

The heatwave has eased for northern Australia, but ongoing showers and thunderstorms continue.

Some of the highest falls in the 24 hours to 9am AEDT Friday include:

  • 50mm at Ivanhoe, New South Wales
  • 38mm at Warracknabeal, Queensland
  • 36mm at Kanagulk, Victoria

Some of the highest wind guest with storms included:

  • 106km/h at White Cliffs, New South Wales
  • 102km/h at Mount William, Victoria
  • 94km/h at Tasman Island, South Australia
  • 93km/h at Fowlers Gap, South Australia

Residents and communities living on or near any rivers, creeks, and streams or in low lying areas should stay up to date with the latest forecasts and warnings via our website and BOM Weather app and follow advice of emergency services.