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'Wet end to the week': NSW set for a deluge as wet weather continues

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·3-min read

NSW is set for another wet weekend with up to 100mm of rain forecast over coming days in some regions.

Northeast NSW and southeast Queensland in particular have been lashed with storms this week and according to Weatherzone and the Bureau of Meteorology the bad weather is not over yet.

On Thursday afternoon the bureau issued a severe weather warning for the NSW Northern Tablelands, Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast and North West Slopes.

A woman walks in strong winds and rainy conditions at South Curl Curl beach in Sydney, Australia.
People brave the wind and the rain at South Curl Curl beach in Sydney earlier this week. Source: Getty Images

The northeast, Mid North Coast and North West Slopes are being warned about large hailstones.

Weatherzone meteorologist Joel Pippard told Yahoo News Australia the low pressure system is leading to a continuation of last weekend’s events.

“In the grand scheme of things – it’s not too unusual given La Nina,” he said.

Mr Pippard is referring to the climate driver which Australia is experiencing for the first time since 2011.

As for what we’re in for, Mr Pippard said Sydney and the Illawarra region should receive 10-20mm on Thursday afternoon with thunderstorms forecast.

“On Friday we have a strong indication areas in the lower west and Riverina could get between 20-40mm,” Mr Pippard said.

“That might reach into the far north of Victoria. We might also see isolated instances of up to 80mm.”

Areas including Currarong and surrounds could get more than 100mm from Thursday through to Sunday.

Football fans are seen arriving at ANZ Stadium in the rain in Sydney, Australia.
NRL fans head to Sunday's grand final as the rain comes down. Source: Getty Images

The pattern will move east on Saturday affecting the NSW south coast, Sydney and Canberra with 20-40mm forecast with isolated instances of up to 80mm.

Wollongong could be hammered by up to 50mm as could Narooma and Bermagui. Thunderstorms are also possible.

Panthers fans are seen arriving at ANZ Stadium in the rain on in Sydney, Australia.
Unfortunately, Sydney is in for more rain this weekend for those wishing to enjoy the great outdoors. Source: Getty Images

The rain will continue on Sunday but it won’t be as heavy for some areas including Sydney’s CBD and Canberra which could receive up to 4mm.

However, Bermagui and other areas on the NSW south coast could get up to 25mm.

More rain for Brisbane on Saturday

While Queensland has also been hammered by the rain and lightning, the BoM has referred to Friday as “feet-up” day.

Unfortunately, more thunderstorms are forecast Saturday with Brisbane receiving up to 8mm of rainfall.

Similar conditions are forecast throughout the southeast through to the state border.

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