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The Bureau of Meteorology says the storms are likely to produce heavy rains that can lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash floods in Scone, Armidale, Tamworth, Gunnedah, Moree and Narrabri.

Rains and storms are also forecast for the Sydney area, which will intensify in the coming days.

A car gets stuck in floods in Lismore, New South Wales. (Nine)

Communities affected by the floods will begin a gigantic cleanup this morning, as the waters recede and reveal the damage.

In low-lying areas, including Lismore, floodwaters remain on some roads. The city saw 92mm of rain in just two hours with a flood warning for the Wilsons River.

As southeast Queensland deals with the cleanup, there are fears that the storm system could return to the Gold Coast.

Heavy machinery has been brought in to repair the shoreline of rubble-strewn beaches. Lifeguards will assess this morning if the beaches are safe to reopen.

Multiple depressions are generating rain, squalls and storms in parts of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and Western Australia, some heavy in the east.

Large waves are subsiding along the southeastern coasts of Queensland and New South Wales as a trough weakens.

National weather forecast for Thursday, December 17, 2020. (Nine news)
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Here’s your state by state forecast for Thursday, December 17, 2020:

Moderate to warm showers / storms in the southeast. Late rain, very hot in the northeast. Mostly sunny, hot in the northwest. Sunny, hot in the southwest.

Brisbane has a possible storm on the way, with a minimum of 24 ° C and a maximum of 28 ° C.

After the wild weather this week, parts of the southeast received their latest flood warning yesterday: see details here.

New South Wales and the ACT

Rain / storms, warm in the northeast. Fog then sunny, cool to temperate in the southeast. Late shower, very warm in the southwest. Mostly sunny, hot in the northwest.

Sydney has a possible thunderstorm on the way, with a low of 21C and a high of 29C.

There is a severe thunderstorm warning, for heavy rainfall in the North West Slopes and Plains forecast districts and parts of the Mid North Coast, Hunter, Central Tablelands and Northern Tablelands. See details here.

Canberra also has a possible storm on the way, with a low of 17C and a high of 30C.

Cool to cold showers in the southwest. Squalls subsiding, from cold to temperate in the southeast. Clean, very hot showers in the northwest. Showers / storms, very hot in the northeast.

Melbourne has a late thunder on the way, with a low of 17C and a high of 27C.

There is a strong wind warning for the central coast.

Isolated, light showers in the south. Isolated, cool to temperate showers in the north.

Hobart has rain today, with a low of 11C and a high of 18C.

There is a strong wind warning for Banks Strait and Franklin Sound and east of Flinders Island.

Showers subsiding, cool in the southeast. Mostly sunny, cool to temperate in the center. Mostly cloudy, cool to temperate in the west. Windy, moderate to warm in the north.

Adelaide will be cloudy, with a low of 15 ° C and a high of 23 ° C.

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Mostly sunny, warm to very warm in the southwest and south. Sunny, very hot in the northwest. Late rain, very hot in the northeast.

Perth will be sunny, with a low of 15C and a high of 31C.

There is a fire weather advisory for the East Coast Pilbara, West Pilbara Coast, Exmouth Gulf Coast, and Gascoyne Inland Fire Weather Districts.

Late thunder, very hot in Northwest Top End. Moderate to warm showers / storms in Arnhem. Mostly sunny, very warm to hot in the interior and south.

Darwin has thunderstorms, with a minimum of 25 ° C and a maximum of 32.

– Reported with Weatherzone


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