Queensland is being hit by a severe depression bringing heavy rain, flooding and wild surf as northern New South Wales prepares for more flooding.
Another 100-150 millimeters of rain is forecast from Sunday night to Monday morning in the southeastern Sunshine State, which also received decent rain yesterday.
Meanwhile, Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) has urged people in the region to prepare for the wild weather, which is predicted to include abnormally high tides, dangerous waves and damaging winds.
Residents of Billinudgel, near Byron Bay, woke up today to find their cars submerged and the roads impassable with conditions that will worsen with more rain.
Elsewhere, a wide depression extends over central parts of Australia and will cause rain and storms across the Northern Territory and southern South Australia.
Onshore winds can bring some rain to the southwest of Western Australia and east of Victoria.
Here’s your state-by-state forecast for Sunday, December 13, 2020:
Strong winds or hurricanes are expected to develop resulting in dangerous surf conditions with the potential for coastal erosion along the southeast coasts.
Abnormally high tides are possible in the southeast, and high water levels can be exacerbated by wave action and heavy rains.
A flood warning in place from Fraser Island to the NSW border will continue through Monday.
A high or very high chance of showers tending to rain at times around the southeast, with the possibility of heavy drops along the coast. A slight to medium probability of rain in the west, northwest and tropical north, increasing to a medium to high probability in the north and northwest.
Probability of a thunderstorm in the southeast and northwest. Mostly sunny elsewhere.
Light to moderate winds from northeast to southeast, with a cool to strong trend in the south and southeast. Cool conditions in the Central and Southeastern districts with highs of 24 ° C in Gympie and Brisbane, highs of 27 ° C in Dalby.
Fire hazard: high or low statewide.
NEW SOUTH WALES AND THE LAW
A shower or two along the coast and adjacent mountain ranges, tending to rainy areas in the northeast, and possibly heavy along the north coast.
Dry and mostly sunny elsewhere. Daytime temperatures below average, except in the extreme southwest. Highs of 34C at Bourke and White Cliffs, with Canberra looking towards a 23C peak. Temperatures also in the early 20s along the New South Wales coast: a high of 22 ° C at Coffs Harbor and 21 ° C at Woolongong.
Flooding is likely along the north and north coast catchments as the coastal trough re-intensifies later today, and the Bureau of Meteorology has warned of the possibility of further flash floods.
The Bellinger River is likely among the hardest hit, with a moderate to severe flood warning.
There is a moderate flood warning for the Orara River, while the Nambucca, Wilsons, Tweed and Rouse rivers will likely experience mild to moderate flooding.
Minor flooding is anticipated for Hastings, Coffs Coast, Richmond River, Brunswick River, and Marshalls Creek.
Winds from the east, fresh and gusty in many areas. Dangerous surf conditions are developing along the north coast.
Fire Hazard: Very High in Northwest Fire Area.
Dry and mostly sunny with moderate northeast winds and cooler, milder coastal breezes in the afternoon.
A warm day with highs of 30 ° C in Melbourne and Bendigo, cooler on the coast with highs of 21 ° C in Merimbula
Fire Hazard: Very High in Mallee. Mod-High elsewhere.
Very good, apart from light showers in the northeast and northwest, mainly in elevated areas.
High temperatures of 27 ° C in Hobart, while Queenstown and Launceston will see 25 ° C.
Refreshing winds from the north to the northeast, further east on the north coast.
Chance of rain over areas west of Leigh Creek, Clare, and Adelaide, most likely on the Eyre Peninsula. Isolated thunderstorms west of approximately Coober Pedy to Wudinna.
Generally warm to warm with high cloud areas over the central and eastern parts of South Africa, but milder and wetter in the west. Top of 35C in Oodnadatta and 32C in Adelaide.
Moderate to cool and gusty northeast winds.
Showers and thunderstorms over Kimberley and Interior.
Rains in the western and southern parts of the Southwest Land Division, also in parts of the Pilbara, Gascoyne, eastern Eucla, and northern Goldfields.
Warm temperatures with highs of 32 ° C in Perth, Broome and Port Hedland, reaching up to 34 ° C in Meekatharra.
Medium to high probability of showers and thunderstorms.
Cooler about the Barkly district.
Light to moderate winds from northeast to northwest, which tend to be cool and gusty in Simpson District.
Fire Hazard: High in East Simpson District.
-Reported with Weatherzone and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology