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Flash flooding and thunderstorms have battered New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria with more wild weather on the way for the eastern states of the country.

Heavy rainfall has hit regional NSW the hardest with minor flooding in Bathurst, in the Central Tablelands, and Nanami, in the Central West region.

South-west and south-east Queensland has also been inundated with parts of the state recording their highest daily November rainfall on record.

Victoria has been issued with warnings of flash flooding and strong winds.

Weatherzone meteorologist Tom Hough told Daily Mail Australia the wet weather would intensify on Friday before conditions began to calm over the weekend.

Heavy rainfall has hit regional NSW the hardest with minor flooding in Bathurst, in the Central Tablelands, and Nanami, in the Central West region (pictured, state's north hit by heavy rainfall and floods)

Heavy rainfall has hit regional NSW the hardest with minor flooding in Bathurst, in the Central Tablelands, and Nanami, in the Central West region (pictured, state's north hit by heavy rainfall and floods)

Heavy rainfall has hit regional NSW the hardest with minor flooding in Bathurst, in the Central Tablelands, and Nanami, in the Central West region (pictured, state’s north hit by heavy rainfall and floods)

Flash flooding and thunderstorms have battered New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria with more wild weather on the way for the eastern states of the country

Flash flooding and thunderstorms have battered New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria with more wild weather on the way for the eastern states of the country

Flash flooding and thunderstorms have battered New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria with more wild weather on the way for the eastern states of the country

‘Looking like through to today we will certainly see those showers and rains continuing in NSW,’ he said.

‘Queensland will have a continuation of showers and thunderstorms and Victoria will have some fairly widespread showers across the state.’

Up to 100mm of rain has been recorded in the Hunter and Newcastle regions in NSW, up to 50mm in the eastern part of the state and up to 25mm on the far south-coast.

Maitlands received 54mm, Bathurst 53mm, Nobby’s Head 71mm, Lake Macquarie 57mm and Southern Highland 44mm. 

Moderate flood warnings have been issued for the McIntyre River with a minor flood warning for the Dumaresq and Weir rivers.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, Central West Slopes and Plains, South West Slopes and Riverina Forecast Districts. 

‘Rains through south-east of NSW should continue into this evening,’ Mr Hough said.

‘Tomorrow is looking like lighter falls. We will see a continuation through southern parts of the state, continuing tomorrow and then on Sunday a few light showers.’ 

Flash flooding and strong winds are set to batter parts of Victoria.

Storm warnings have been issued for Central and North Central Forecast District and East Gippsland, West and South Gippsland and parts of North East Forecast Districts. 

Parts of the state are expected to receive up to 80mm with Morwell, Traralgon, Sale, Moe, Bairnsdale and Orbost to be hit the hardest.

A warning has also been issued for damaging winds with gusts up to 50 to 60km/h set to hit parts of central and north central Victoria, including Kyneton, Daylesford and Bacchus Marsh. 

‘Victoria have some fairly widespread showers across the state,’ Mr Houghs said.

Weatherzone meteorologist Tom Hough told Daily Mail Australia the wet weather would intensify on Friday before conditions began to calm over the weekend

Weatherzone meteorologist Tom Hough told Daily Mail Australia the wet weather would intensify on Friday before conditions began to calm over the weekend

Weatherzone meteorologist Tom Hough told Daily Mail Australia the wet weather would intensify on Friday before conditions began to calm over the weekend

‘Tomorrow that will be confined to central and eastern parts of the state. A bit of a respite for late Saturday and early hours of Sunday morning. 

‘During the day we will start to see more showers developing across the state.’

Several minor flood warnings have also been issued for Queensland after the Sunshine State recorded its highest daily November rainfall.

Stanthorpe received 91mm while 164mm was recorded just east of Biloela, in Central Queensland.

‘Queensland today a continuation of showers and thunderstorms particularly in the east,’ Mr Hough said.

‘Tomorrow, aside from far north in Cape York, it is looking much clearer tomorrow, and similar on Sunday.’

The wet weather carries on from a week of heavy rain with most of Queensland, parts of NSW and Victoria hit with a ‘phenomenal amount of rainfall’ according to meteorologist Jonathon How. 

Wet and stormy weather continues to batter large parts of the country with meteorologists issuing a late-night warning conditions will deteriorate further (pictured, Sydney weather)

Wet and stormy weather continues to batter large parts of the country with meteorologists issuing a late-night warning conditions will deteriorate further (pictured, Sydney weather)

Wet and stormy weather continues to batter large parts of the country with meteorologists issuing a late-night warning conditions will deteriorate further (pictured, Sydney weather)

WHAT’S CAUSING THE WILD WEATHER? 

The extreme weather bringing heavy rainfall, flash flooding and unseasonably cool temperatures is being driven by a large tropical air mass over warm waters in Indonesia and Northern Australia.  

Senior meteorologist Jane Golding at the Bureau of Meteorology said at the same time there is also a ‘very deep low pressure system over South Australia that’s tracking towards NSW’.

‘The combination of these two systems will bring wet and stormy weather to NSW and we’re expecting some very intense rainfall in some areas and potentially some very cold air to follow it,’ she explained.

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The wild weather caused chaos for commuters across the east coast with the State Emergency Service reporting 130 calls for help on Wednesday. 

He said more than 300mm of rain has hit north of Rockhampton in Queensland and 100mm in Alice Springs – the highest daily total recorded in more than 20 years.

‘Storms will continue into Thursday with a low pressure system from South Australia to become a focus for southern NSW, ACT and Victoria as it dives south,’ he said. 

‘This low will being heavy rain and strong winds on Friday, and strong easterly winds may generate impacts for residents in Victoria.’

Severe weather warnings were issued for South Australia, inland northern NSW, the Riverina and Queensland’s Darling Downs and Granite Belt. 

A home in Roma, in Queensland's Maranoa Region has been lashed with heavy rain, with one unlucky homeowner losing their roof to the extreme conditions earlier in the week (pictured)

A home in Roma, in Queensland's Maranoa Region has been lashed with heavy rain, with one unlucky homeowner losing their roof to the extreme conditions earlier in the week (pictured)

A home in Roma, in Queensland’s Maranoa Region has been lashed with heavy rain, with one unlucky homeowner losing their roof to the extreme conditions earlier in the week (pictured)

Flash flooding wreaks havoc in Goodna, near Brisbane (pictured)

Flash flooding wreaks havoc in Goodna, near Brisbane (pictured)

A car is pictured crossing dangerous floodwater in Goodna, near Brisbane (pictured)

A car is pictured crossing dangerous floodwater in Goodna, near Brisbane (pictured)

 Residents in the suburb of Goodna, west of Brisbane, are battling flash flooding (pictured)

'Conditions are expected to worsen tomorrow (Thursday) and could cause dangerous flash flooding and riverine flooding,' the Bureau of Meteorology has warned

'Conditions are expected to worsen tomorrow (Thursday) and could cause dangerous flash flooding and riverine flooding,' the Bureau of Meteorology has warned

‘Conditions are expected to worsen tomorrow (Thursday) and could cause dangerous flash flooding and riverine flooding,’ the Bureau of Meteorology has warned 

Temperatures will remain unseasonably cold with the mercury lagging 16 degrees below average for ‘days on end’, said Mr How. 

‘In addition, thunderstorm warnings will be issued in coming days and some storms may have the potential to produce life threatening flash flooding and damaging to destructive winds. 

‘Expected rain will lead to riverine flooding and flood watches are current for the interior and towards the coast.’

The NSW coastline was gripped with thunderstorms causing flooding in the Riverina and a whopping 44mm of rain to fall in the state’s centre on Wednesday. 

An immense rain bomb will continue to hit NSW as residents prepare to be soaked with more than a months worth of rain in just 72 hours (pictured, heavy rain in Sydney's CBD)

An immense rain bomb will continue to hit NSW as residents prepare to be soaked with more than a months worth of rain in just 72 hours (pictured, heavy rain in Sydney's CBD)

An immense rain bomb will continue to hit NSW as residents prepare to be soaked with more than a months worth of rain in just 72 hours (pictured, heavy rain in Sydney’s CBD)

Northern NSW and Queensland are already on flood watch, with the heaviest downfalls expected around the state border areas today (pictured, predicted rainfall patterns)

Northern NSW and Queensland are already on flood watch, with the heaviest downfalls expected around the state border areas today (pictured, predicted rainfall patterns)

Northern NSW and Queensland are already on flood watch, with the heaviest downfalls expected around the state border areas today (pictured, predicted rainfall patterns)

Those who live in areas such as Tamworth, Moree, Inverell, and Narrabri were warned to expect very heavy rainfall. 

The heavy rain trapped an empty school bus and three 4WD between two fast-rising creeks near Narrabri on Wednesday afternoon, however the SES was ‘heartened’ to see they called for assistance and did not try to drive through the floodwaters.

In Bingara, the SES ferried stranded holidaymakers out of a flooded caravan park

Tibooburra, near the NSW, South Australia and Queensland borders, was hit with a 104km/h wind gust shortly after midday on Thursday, which also brought an intense torrent that dumped 13mm of rain in 20 minutes.

Queensland’s Maranoa Region was lashed with heavy rain and widespread power outages reported in Roma, in the state’s southwest. 

Brisbane (pictured) is predicted to receive 30mm of rain on Thursday and 25mm on Friday

Brisbane (pictured) is predicted to receive 30mm of rain on Thursday and 25mm on Friday

Brisbane (pictured) is predicted to receive 30mm of rain on Thursday and 25mm on Friday

Ergon Energy estimated at least 3,500 homes lost power in the thunderstorms while one unlucky homeowner received significant damage to their roof. 

Flash flooding forced the closure of the major Bruce Highway with showers in the Wide Bay and Burnett and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. 

The Bureau of Meteorology recorded a staggering 340.8mm of rain in Samuel Hill on Queensland’s Capricorn Coast on Wednesday. 

Other areas received their highest rainfall totals in a decade with predictions the worst will hit in a three-day rain event. 

Vast tracts are set for a downpour, stretching from the Eastern Desert areas in Western Australia into the Northern Territory, South Australia's north-west, and the North-East Pastoral Districts (pictured)

Vast tracts are set for a downpour, stretching from the Eastern Desert areas in Western Australia into the Northern Territory, South Australia's north-west, and the North-East Pastoral Districts (pictured)

Vast tracts are set for a downpour, stretching from the Eastern Desert areas in Western Australia into the Northern Territory, South Australia’s north-west, and the North-East Pastoral Districts (pictured)

The Sunshine State has been put on high alert for major flooding as an extreme weather system is due to deliver weeks worth of rain in just a few days

The Sunshine State has been put on high alert for major flooding as an extreme weather system is due to deliver weeks worth of rain in just a few days

The Sunshine State has been put on high alert for major flooding as an extreme weather system is due to deliver weeks worth of rain in just a few days

People have been urged to check the weather warnings in their area before taking to the roads (pictured, pedestrians in rainy Circular Quay)

People have been urged to check the weather warnings in their area before taking to the roads (pictured, pedestrians in rainy Circular Quay)

People have been urged to check the weather warnings in their area before taking to the roads (pictured, pedestrians in rainy Circular Quay)

The Bureau of Meteorology is expected to declare a La Nina event for Australia this year, making it back to back La Ninas after similar rainy weather patterns last year.

The cyclical weather event means Australia could face another six months of the cool, wet weather with dangerous storms, potentially unleashing more tornados.

Rainfall is typically 20 per cent higher over Eastern Australia during a La Nina.

FIVE-DAY FORECAST IN YOUR CITY

 PERTH

Friday: Sunny. Min 12 – Max 27

Saturday: Sunny. Min 13 – Max 30

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Min 16 – Max 33

Monday: Mostly sunny. Min 17 – Max 28

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Min 15 – Max 26 

ADELAIDE

Friday: Showers. Min 11 – Max 17

Saturday: Showers. Min 10 – Max 17

Sunday: Showers easing. Min 10 – Max 17

Monday: One or two showers. Min 11 – Max 17

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Min 9 – Max 20 

MELBOURNE

Friday: Showers. Min 10 – Max 16

Saturday: Showers. Min 10 – Max 15

Sunday: Showers increasing. Min 8 – Max 15

Monday: One or two showers. Min 8 – Max 15

Tuesday: Possible shower. Min 8 – Max 16 

HOBART

Friday: Showers increasing. Min 8 – Max 14

Saturday: Showers. Min 8 – Max 14

Sunday: Showers increasing. Min 7 – Max 16

Monday: Showers. Min 5 – Max 12C

Tuesday: Cloudy. Min 6 – Max 16 

CANBERRA

Friday: Rain, possibly heavy falls. Min 7 – Max 15

Saturday: Showers. Min 7 – Max 12

Sunday: Cloudy. Min 4 – Max 13

Monday: Partly cloudy. Min 2 – Max 17

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Min 2 – Max 17 

SYDNEY

Friday: Showers easing. Min 15 – Max 25

Saturday: Possible shower. Min 15 – Max 22

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Min 13 – Max 23

Monday: Partly cloudy. Min 13 – Max 23

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Min 12 – Max 21 

BRISBANE

Friday: Showers. Possible storm. Min 23 – Max 30

Saturday: Sunny. Min 19 – Max 27

Sunday: Sunny. Min 16 – Max 27

Monday: Sunny. Min 16 – Max 29

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Min 16 – Max 30 

DARWIN

Friday: Possible shower or storm. Min 28 – Max 35

Saturday: Shower or two, possible storm. Min 27 – Max 34

Sunday: Possible shower or storm. Min 26 – Max 36

Monday: Possible afternoon storm. Min 26 – Max 37

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Min 25 – Max 37. 

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Source: DailyMail AU

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