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  • Possible flash flooding is anticipated to strike eastern Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
  • Rain overalls of as much as 200mm are anticipated for Queensland and NSW in the coming days.
  • It marks simply a couple of months given that river levels increased in QLD, flooding homes in a January emergency situation.

A guy has actually passed away in floodwaters as Queensland is lashed by extreme weather condition and NSW braces for thunderstorms and huge rainstorms.

The 71-year-old male’s vehicle was discovered immersed in waters at Greenbank, near Logan southwest of Brisbane, where more than 100mm of rain fell in an hour on Wednesday night.

His body was discovered near the car early Thursday early morning.

Moonie and Condamine rivers currently had river levels increase previously this year. Source: AAP/ Dan Peled

Performing Police Commissioner Steve Gollschewski stated authorities were examining the male’s death.

“Our examination is underway regarding what the situations were,” he stated.

“Early days on that yet however plainly a definitely awful scenario.”

Gollschewski stated emergency situation services needed to save individuals who had actually driven into floodwaters in the very same location.

He stated the SES had actually gotten 12 calls for aid throughout the area over night.

The Bureau of Meteorology’s Angus Hines stated the damp weather condition would continue into the weekend.

“Last night we have actually seen substantial storm activity,” he stated.

“Heavy falls up and over 150mm in some locations, resulting in considerable surface area flooding which is simply a taste of what’s to come over the next 3 days.”

An extreme weather condition caution has actually been provided in Queensland for the Darling Downs, Granite Belt Central West, Marranoa and Warrego areas, with slow-moving thunderstorms resulting in flash flooding.

Significant flooding was forecasted along the Bremer River on Thursday, where the bureau states water levels have actually increased dramatically following Wednesday night’s heavy rains.

Moderate flooding is possible in parts of the southern inland and southwest of Queensland consisting of the Condamine, McIntyre, Weir, Warrego and Moonie rivers.

“It is extremely damp,” Hines stated.

“Flash flooding and riverine flooding are both possible and this is going to be a vibrant and severe scenario.”

For locals near the Moonie and Condamine rivers it marks simply a couple of months given that river levels increased and flooded homes in January.

The weather condition system is anticipated to move over NSW in the coming days, bringing heavy rain, flash flooding and strong winds.

Hines stated a seaside trough along the NSW coast would magnify rains on Friday.

“These extremely inhabited centres are going to have an extremely damp day, consisting of Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong all the method approximately Port Macquarie,” he stated.

The bureau alerted locals of the Hunter, Sydney, Blue Mountains and Illawarra to get ready for the extreme weather condition from Friday.

Rain overalls of as much as 300mm in 24 hours are possible in the Illawarra, while approximately 200mm might fall in between heaven Mountains and Moruya on the far south coast.

Destructive winds are anticipated, with gusts approximately 90km/h possible along the coast south of Sydney.

A flood watch remains in location for the Mid-North Coast, Wollombi Brook, Sydney area, South Coast and parts of the northwest.

The Hawkesbury-Nepean River might increase to significant flood levels from late Friday.

Conditions are anticipated to reduce by Saturday afternoon.

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