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Flood warnings after NSW and Queensland lashed by wild weather


The deluge has caused Sydney’s Warragamba Dam to hit capacity and begin to spill.

Warragamba Dam spill puts NSW residents on flood alert
Warragamba Dam spill puts NSW residents on flood alert (9News)
Warragamba Dam has started to spill after it reached full capacity.
Warragamba Dam has started to spill after it reached full capacity. (9News)

The dam began spilling just after 9pm last night.

The spill will peak mid-morning at about 100 gigalitres per day and is expected to continue for a week or more.

The man’s ute was swept away by floodwaters in Hibernia, west of Rockhampton in central Queensland.

In the town of Gunnedah in north-eastern NSW, backyards were underwater.
In the town of Gunnedah in north-eastern NSW, backyards were underwater. (NBN/9News)

The heavy rainfall and wild weather has caused damage to NSW roads.

A bridge collapsed in the NSW Central West as a result of the deluge.

A car was driving over the Nyrang Creek Bridge near Canowindra as it was collapsing.

The occupants were taken to hospital and were not in a serious condition.

A bridge in the NSW Central West collapsed causing a vehicle to fall in.
A bridge in the NSW Central West collapsed causing a vehicle to fall in. (9News)

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has urged residents to pay attention to weather and flood warnings.

“We’ve had over 34 flood rescues in the last 24 hours that is way too many,” he said.

“Please don’t drive through floodwaters, please follow the advice you’ve been given. That will keep you and your family safe.”

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) received more than 850 calls for help overnight and performed 34 flood rescues.

Flooding has hit Gunnedah in the NSW north-east.
More flood warnings are in place for NSW and Queensland. (9News)

There are flood warnings in place for NSW inland rivers, and the Hunter, Hawkesbury Nepean Rivers.

Minor flooding is expected for the Hawkesbury Nepean River this afternoon.

It comes just months after the region was hit by devastating floods which destroyed homes and businesses.

Scone in the state’s Upper Hunter region has been hit particularly hard with residents told to prepare for evacuations.

In Queensland, there are flood warnings in place for the Dawson River and Theresa Creek.

Australia’s east coast has been battered by a weather system that stretches across four states as the November deluge continues.

Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) senior meteorologist Jonathan Howe said yesterday the rain had been “relentless” across Queensland and NSW.

Storms, Newell Highway, north of Moree. Northern Tablelands are expected to receive a months rain in one day. 10th November 2021 Photo Louise Kennerley
More wild weather will hit eastern states today. (Louise Kennerley)

More “unsettled” weather is expected in NSW through the weekend as a trough moves east, the BoM said.

Showers will continue over the east and north today with the potential of a severe thunderstorm in the north-east.

Temperatures will be below average today.

There is flooding across much of  NSW as a weather system dumps rain along the east coast.

Weather system stretching across states prompts flood warnings

The deluge is showing no sign of slowing with severe thunderstorms, damaging winds and rain forecast across the state today.

A trough over central and southern parts of the state will move east today.

There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms on the east coast and far north.

The state will remain mostly dry with a chance of rain near the Eyre Peninsula.

Moderate winds are expected.

Showers and thunderstorms are forecast over the north Kimberley.

It will be mostly sunny with light winds.

It is forecast to be partly cloudy with a high chance of rain and thunderstorms.

Australian Capital Territory

The BoM reports it will be cloudy with a chance of showers.



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