The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has reportedly issued a warning of severe weather across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Those eagerly looking forward to a bright, sunny morning in the near future might feel disappointed. Weather experts have warned of heavy rainfall, wind and thunderstorms that can hang around for some time.
Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane have suffered the effects of a low pressure system “which has brought a heap of rain and cloud.” Adding up to all miseries, a new flood warning has been issued for the Hastings River, Nambucca River at Macksville, the Orara River and Bellinger River at Thora, reported News.com.au.
NSW State Emergency Service (SES) Becky Gollings recently said that there are no signs of any significant damage, although there’s some heavy rain around the northern part of the state, along the coastal areas. She further said that crews are currently monitoring the situation and will help out the people in need.
“We obviously have our crews on standby with sandbags … but certainly those huge seas and coastal erosion that we saw at Collaroy a couple of months ago … that was because we had some major king tides, we’re not seeing those kinds of conditions this time around,” she told ABC News.
According to an initial report issued by BoM, there are possibilities of high tides, resulting in sea water flooding in low-lying areas. Reports also claimed that the heavy surf could create coastal erosion, particularly for the south-facing beaches.
Sydney may witness rain until August 9, while Perth is in the same situation with daily rain and temperatures about 17 degrees. The State has witnessed an average of 85 millimeters of rain in the past 24 hours. It is also said that the low-pressure system will slowly move northwards throughout the day. So what are yours plans for the weekend? Stay at home and binge watch Netflix?