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Forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) Jenny Sturrock said rain will start increasing across Queensland and NSW tomorrow.

Rain will intensify over Saturday and ease in Queensland from Sunday. NSW will see an easing trend on Monday.
Rain will intensify over Saturday and ease in Queensland from Sunday. NSW will see an easing trend on Monday. (Today)

She said the states will experience falls of around 20-30mm each day, with some “isolated heavier falls”.

“We are seeing some rainfall off a deepening trough today, continuing Saturday,” Sturrock said, adding rain should ease on Sunday for Queensland and Monday for NSW.

“Those totals might not sound too scary (but) it is falling on very sodden ground,” she said.

“With all of the heavy rainfall we’ve experienced and flooding, we’re keeping a very close eye on things.”

Queensland is predicted to get the worst of the heavy rain.
Queensland is predicted to get the worst of the heavy rain. (BoM)

Sturrock said heaviest falls are most likely along the coastal fringes, and in south-eastern parts of Queensland, which experienced flooding just last week.

“We are sort of keeping our eye on that Caboolture through responses there,” she added.

The warning comes after an initial flood watch for minor flooding was issued for catchments between Rockhampton and Caboolture.

Towns cut off by floodwaters for second time this year

Addressing the cold snap being felt across Tasmania, Victoria, NSW, the ACT and South Australia, Sturrock said the “wintery blast” has resulted in temperatures “around 4C below average”.

Mount Mawson, an hour-and-a-half from Hobart, recorded 20cm of snow yesterday.
Mount Mawson, an hour-and-a-half from Hobart, recorded 20cm of snow on Wednesday. (Mount Mawson)

“It’s dropping well close to the zero mark into the -3C for the alpine areas,” she explained.

“Just a nice wintery blast to remind us winter is on its way.”

Meanwhile the bureau’s five-day forecast shows Perth could be hit by a “squally thunderstorm” Sunday afternoon.

A northwest cloud band is dragging cloud, showers and isolated storms over the state.

Read on to find out what the weather is doing across the nation’s capitals today.

Showers are increasing in Brisbane, with the bureau predicting between three to six millimetres of rain. The temperature will reach a maximum of 22C.

The Harbour City will also see rain today, with six to 15 millimetres falls forecast. The mercury will climb to 20C.

Melbourne will be partly cloudy with a top temperature of 16C.

Similar conditions will be felt in Canberra, which will be covered with cloud. The temperatures will reach 15C.

The mercury will hit a maximum of 14C in Hobart. It too will be partly cloudy.

South Australia’s capital will be mostly sunny with a top temperature of 18C.

It will be a sunny, 35C day in Darwin.

And finally Perth will see showers today, with falls of one to three millimetres forecast. Showers are most likely in the morning and afternoon.

Temperatures will reach 21C.

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