Flood updates for NSW, Queensland, warnings on rain and storms

Date: 2021-11-29 02:33:13

Several flood warnings are in place for parts of Queensland as the state braces for severe thunderstorms and heavy rain today.

The Southern Downs area, south-west of Brisbane, has been drenched with rainfall, with roads turning into rivers in the town of Warwick.

Further north, Mackay has also been saturated with floodwaters, prompting a number of warnings.

Severe thunderstorms are set to lash Queensland. (Supplied)

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk called for people to adhere to the warnings and avoid travelling in flooded areas.

“If you’re out and about this weekend, remember – if it’s flooded, forget it,” she said.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) severe thunderstorms are likely in central Queensland, and possible through eastern and southern parts of the state today.

The worst-hit areas are forecast to be the Central West and Central Highlands and Coalfields regions.

Parts of Queensland have been hit with flooding, with several warnings in place. (Supplied)
The town of Warwick has had some streets and parks turn into rivers. (Supplied)

“Heavy rainfall is the primary hazard, with a lower chance of damaging winds and large hail,” the BoM said.

The BoM said much of NSW would be drier today, but showers and storms were still to be expected in the state’s north.

Flooding is continuing across a number of catchments, with major flooding still a concern in some areas.

Numerous warnings remain in place throughout both NSW and Queensland.

The Lachlan, Macquarie, Namoi and Macintyre rivers are all spilling their banks.

Thunderstorms in NSW’s north are a risk for tomorrow and Wednesday.

The SES received 226 calls for help yesterday in NSW, with 13 flood rescues undertaken.

Vital supplies flown to Gunnedah amid record flooding.
Vital supplies were flown to Gunnedah in NSW amid record flooding. (Nine)

Sydney is partly cloudy today, with showers Tuesday and Wednesday and temperatures staying in the mid-20C range.

Melbourne is facing a sunny Monday, with humidity and showers later in the week.

There is flooding across much of  NSW as a weather system dumps rain along the east coast.

Weather system stretching across states prompts flood warnings

Brisbane will receive some showers today, with more through the week as the weather warms.

Hobart is mostly sunny today, with showers due on Thursday.

Adelaide and Perth are also looking at clear skies.

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