Australians will be flogged with ‘absolute MONSTER’ storms as system slams east coast

Australia’s east coast is threatened with severe thunderstorms expected today across much of NSW and ACT and possible flash flooding en route to Queensland.

Heavy rain and damaging winds are expected along the east coast of NSW with wild weather warnings extending inland from Thursday evening to Goulburn and Orange in the central west.

The ACT also expects similar wet La Niña conditions, with southeastern Queensland having been ravaged by rain and lightning since early Thursday morning.

The Melbourne metro and areas in Victoria will face wet weather conditions as the low pressure system brings rain for the rest of the week.

David Wilke of the Bureau of Meteorology says the thunderstorms forming yesterday will turn into full-blown monster storms on Thursday.

Wild weather plagues Brisbane (pictured) and areas of southeastern QLD, with similar conditions expected for much of Australia’s east coast

Torrential rain and wild winds hit areas of QLD, with 50mm of rain recorded in just an hour on the Darling Downs

Torrential rain and wild winds hit areas of QLD, with 50mm of rain recorded in just an hour on the Darling Downs

Rush hour traffic creeps through Brisbane as rain ravages the city (pictured)

Rush hour traffic creeps through Brisbane as rain ravages the city (pictured)

Rain and lightning have pelted Brisbane (pictured) since the early hours of Thursday morning with severe thunderstorms and flash flood warnings for areas in southeastern QLD

Rain and lightning have pelted Brisbane (pictured) since the early hours of Thursday morning with severe thunderstorms and flash flood warnings for areas in southeastern QLD

A cold front hitting the east coast causes dire conditions in Brisbane (pictured) and will shift wild weather to NSW and VIC

A cold front hitting the east coast causes dire conditions in Brisbane (pictured) and will shift wild weather to NSW and VIC

“We are going to see a cold front move through NSW … it will bring fairly widespread areas of showers and storms and some reasonable rain through the southern part of the state,” he told AAP on Wednesday.

The rain will extend to more eastern parts of the region through Thursday evening, with Sydney and Canberra experiencing the worst.

Meteorologist Jonathan Howe said the wild weather is due to a slow-moving cold front that is dragging a lot of moisture and allowing the instability to “spread.”

“A low pressure system has brought a lot of rain to the Melbourne metro and across Victoria and SA and out into Tasmania. Later in the day we see a lot of flood watchers,” he told Today on Thursday morning.

Severe thunderstorms are forecast for NSW and ACT with similar weather expected for the coastal areas (pictured: storms developing over Melbourne and the city expects to see showers throughout the week)

Severe thunderstorms are forecast for NSW and ACT with similar weather expected for the coastal areas (pictured: storms developing over Melbourne and the city expects to see showers throughout the week)

Meteorologist Jonathan Howe says conditions in QLD could see tornadoes developing with tennis ball-sized hail likely in southeastern QLD and areas in NSW

Meteorologist Jonathan Howe says conditions in QLD could see tornadoes developing with tennis ball-sized hail likely in southeastern QLD and areas in NSW

Harmful winds, heavy rainfall and large hail and flash flooding are possible in some locations around the east coast (Photo: Traffic braving the weather in Brisbane Thursday morning)

Harmful winds, heavy rainfall and large hail and flash flooding are possible in some locations around the east coast (Photo: Traffic braving the weather in Brisbane Thursday morning)

Meteorologists recommend keeping an eye on weather warnings throughout the week as the wild weather is set to continue (Photo: Pedestrians cover themselves for the rain plaguing Brisbane)

Meteorologists recommend keeping an eye on weather warnings throughout the week as the wild weather is set to continue (Photo: Pedestrians cover themselves for the rain plaguing Brisbane)

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Brisbane (pictured) and Moreton Bay

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Brisbane (pictured) and Moreton Bay

He also noted that the conditions allowed for tornadoes in southeastern Queensland.

“Today, the ingredients for a tornado are really lined up. We can’t predict where they will form, but the environment is there to see these super events and the advice is to keep an eye on one of the warnings. of problems.’

Tennis ball-sized hail is also forecast for parts of these areas, as well as areas around Golborne, Orange and Port Macquarie in NSW.

Areas in southeastern Queensland are already experiencing torrential rains and flash flooding after a massive thunderstorm hit the coastal area this morning.

Brisbane and Moreton Bay have a severe thunderstorm warning.

Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Toowoomba have been ravaged by torrential rain and lightning since early Thursday morning, with Dalby on the Darling Downs falling more than 50mm in an hour.

Wild weather is expected to ease after Thursday, but there is still a chance of thunderstorms on Friday (Photo: Cyclist braving the wet weather in Brisbane)

Wild weather is expected to ease after Thursday, but there is still a chance of thunderstorms on Friday (Photo: Cyclist braving the wet weather in Brisbane)

Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Toowoomba have been ravaged by torrential rain and lightning since early Thursday morning.

Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Toowoomba have been ravaged by torrential rain and lightning since early Thursday morning.

BOM has released a warning (pictured) for severe thunderstorms in these areas

BOM has released a warning (pictured) for severe thunderstorms in these areas

“Dalby is an absolute monster at the moment,” local resident Adam Ogden told The Courier Mail.

However, these thunderstorms are often small area events, meaning some communities may experience intense storm activity while nearby locations are unaffected.

Hazards may include damaging winds, heavy rainfall, and large hail and flash flooding are possible in some East Coast locations.

Recent rain has wetted the watersheds in those areas and many dams are nearly full, so there is a chance that more rain will cause rivers to rise and flood.

The Gold Coast (pictured) is one of the areas targeted by these severe weather warnings

The Gold Coast (pictured) is one of the areas targeted by these severe weather warnings

This heavier-than-expected rainfall seems more likely during the summer months after the BOM raised its ENSO forecast from a ‘watch’ from La Niña to ‘alert’ on Tuesday.

Conditions are expected to ease after Thursday, but there is still a chance of thunderstorms on Friday.

SA and Tasmania are feeling the effects of the low pressure system as showers and cold temperatures are forecast for Adelaide and Hobart in the coming days.

Cloud and showers are expected in Perth by the end of the week, with maximum temperatures of up to 30 degrees.

Hobart is also experiencing wet weather with rain for the rest of the week and temperatures not exceeding 18 degrees.

Although it will remain warm, Darwin expects showers and possible thunderstorms for the rest of the week.

THE WEATHER IN YOUR CITY THIS WEEK

PERTH

Friday: Increasing clouds. Min 13 Max 32

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Min 16 Max 26

Sunday: Few showers. Min 14 Max 22

Monday: Showers develop. Min 12 Max 24

ADELAIDE

Friday: Showers. Min 8 Max 18

Saturday: Shower or two. Min 10 Max 17

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Min 7 Max 20

Monday: sunny. Min 10 Max 24

MELBOURNE

Friday: Showers. Min 10 Max 16

Saturday: showers. Min 11 Max 16

Sunday: Shower or two. Min 9 Max 17

Monday: Partly cloudy. Min 8 Max 20

HOBART

Friday: Rain. Min 12 Max 18

Saturday: showers. Min 11 Max 16

Sunday: Shower or two. Min 8 Max 17

Monday: Shower or two. Min 8 Max 15

CANBERRAE

Friday: Showers, possible thunderstorms. Min 5 Max 15

Saturday: showers. Min 5 Max 14

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Min 4 Max 18

Monday: Partly cloudy. Min 3 Max 20

SYDNEY

Friday: Shower or two. Min 14 Max 23

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Min 12 Max 23

Sunday: sunny. Min 12 Max 23

Monday: Partly cloudy. Min 12 Max 24

BRISBANE

Friday: Showers, possible thunderstorms. Min 20 Max 29

Saturday: sunny. Min 14 Max 30

Sunday: sunny. Min 14 Max 30

Monday: Shower or two. Min 15 Max 28

DARWIN

Friday: Rain or two, possible thunderstorm Min 26 Max 34

Saturday: Rain or two, possible thunderstorms. Min 26 Max 34

Sunday: Rain or two, possible thunderstorms. Min 26 Max 33

Monday: Rain or two, possible thunder. Min 26 Max 34

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