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Piers Morgan has mocked Australia’s rainy skies after arriving Down Under to party with News Corp media tycoon Lachlan Murdoch – and warned Aussies can ‘never take the moral high ground’ about British weather again.

The British TV host, 56, flew into Sydney on Monday night with Murdoch on his $90million private jet for an event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of News Corp-owned network Sky News Australia.

Morgan has signed a deal reportedly worth $95million with News Corp to continue his war against ‘cancel culture‘ on a new show, which will be broadcast on Sky News in Australia and Fox in the US. 

The former Daily Mail Australia editor-at-large was quick to poke fun at the rain that has caused widespread flooding in NSW and Queensland this week.

Piers Morgan flew into Australia on Monday night with News Corp co-chairman Lachlan Murdoch on his $90million private jet. The 56-year-old is pictured enjoying a cocktail during a refuelling stop in Hawaii

Piers Morgan flew into Australia on Monday night with News Corp co-chairman Lachlan Murdoch on his $90million private jet. The 56-year-old is pictured enjoying a cocktail during a refuelling stop in Hawaii

Piers Morgan flew into Australia on Monday night with News Corp co-chairman Lachlan Murdoch on his $90million private jet. The 56-year-old is pictured enjoying a cocktail during a refuelling stop in Hawaii

Morgan was quick to poke fun at the rain that has caused widespread flooding in NSW and Queensland this week

Morgan was quick to poke fun at the rain that has caused widespread flooding in NSW and Queensland this week

Morgan was quick to poke fun at the rain that has caused widespread flooding in NSW and Queensland this week

‘No offence, Australia… but never take the high moral ground with UK summer weather again,’ he wrote on Instagram next to Sydney’s forecast for Thursday.

Morgan was referring to the UK’s famously underwhelming summers, which often are washed out by rain despite forecasters predicting sunny skies. 

Australia is known for its glorious summer weather but the forecast for the Harbour City showed a 90 per cent chance of lightning every day until Tuesday. 

Meteorologists have warned downpours and storms are likely to continue across Queensland and NSW in the coming days, bringing danger of further flash flooding and rivers overflowing. 

In south-east Queensland, the search is continuing for a motorcyclist who went missing during the height of flooding. 

The 54-year-old man’s motorcycle helmet was found near Gympie on Wednesday and there are fears he was swept away while trying to negotiate the deluge around Cedar Pocket. 

The body of a 63-year-old woman was found submerged in a vehicle that had been swept into raging stormwaters west of Eumundi on the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday morning.

Lachlan Murdoch pictured with his wife Sarah. Morgan, 56, flew into Sydney on Monday night with Murdoch on his $90million private jet for an event to celebrate Sky News Australia's 25th anniversary

Lachlan Murdoch pictured with his wife Sarah. Morgan, 56, flew into Sydney on Monday night with Murdoch on his $90million private jet for an event to celebrate Sky News Australia's 25th anniversary

Lachlan Murdoch pictured with his wife Sarah. Morgan, 56, flew into Sydney on Monday night with Murdoch on his $90million private jet for an event to celebrate Sky News Australia’s 25th anniversary

Latest star-signing Piers Morgan (pictured) joined his new boss for the flight and was spotted first off the jet ahead of starting his new show on Fox

Latest star-signing Piers Morgan (pictured) joined his new boss for the flight and was spotted first off the jet ahead of starting his new show on Fox

Latest star-signing Piers Morgan (pictured) joined his new boss for the flight and was spotted first off the jet ahead of starting his new show on Fox

News Corp chief Lachlan Murdoch (pictured) flew back into Australia with an entourage on his private jet

News Corp chief Lachlan Murdoch (pictured) flew back into Australia with an entourage on his private jet

News Corp chief Lachlan Murdoch (pictured) flew back into Australia with an entourage on his private jet

Up to 600mm of rain fell across the southeast during the day and at least another 300mm is expected on Thursday, with a raft of severe weather warnings issued.

Forecasters said NSW’s northeast is likely to bear the brunt of the ongoing wet weather.

‘We are looking really closely up at the Northern Rivers and near the Queensland border where we are already seeing some thunderstorms and heavy rainfall accumulations,’ the Bureau of Meteorology’s Gabrielle Woodhouse said on Wednesday, warning of potential flash flooding and rising river levels.

Meteorologists have warned downpours and storms are likely to continue across Queensland and NSW in the coming days. Pictured is a pedestrian walking in the rain in Sydney on Wednesday

Meteorologists have warned downpours and storms are likely to continue across Queensland and NSW in the coming days. Pictured is a pedestrian walking in the rain in Sydney on Wednesday

Meteorologists have warned downpours and storms are likely to continue across Queensland and NSW in the coming days. Pictured is a pedestrian walking in the rain in Sydney on Wednesday

The ferry terminal at Parramatta Wharf is seen almost submerged by water on Tuesday afternoon

The ferry terminal at Parramatta Wharf is seen almost submerged by water on Tuesday afternoon

The ferry terminal at Parramatta Wharf is seen almost submerged by water on Tuesday afternoon

Flooding along the Cooks River at Marrickville in Sydney's inner west on Tuesday

Flooding along the Cooks River at Marrickville in Sydney's inner west on Tuesday

Flooding along the Cooks River at Marrickville in Sydney’s inner west on Tuesday

‘We’re going to see these rainfall totals really start to build up.’

Slow-moving storms could translate into more heavy rainfall for residents along the southern NSW coastline and the northern inland region, she said.

‘It’s a dynamic situation. The main thing is it’s going to remain wet even though we will see the conditions ease off in the northeast on Friday,’ Ms Woodhouse said, adding rainfall is likely to shift southwards over the weekend.

Weatherzone, a weather monitoring service, reiterated the prediction of ‘wet and stormy weather’ persisting ‘into Thursday, Friday and possibly Saturday’ across northeast NSW and southeast Queensland, due to a trough passing over the region.

THE WEATHER IN YOUR CITY:

 CANBERRA

Thursday: Shower or two. Min 15 – Max 29.

Friday: Shower or two. Min 15 – Max 28. 

Saturday: Shower or two. Min 14 – Max 24.

Sunday: Shower or two. Min 13 Max 25

SYDNEY

Thursday: Showers. Min 21 – Max 28.

Friday: Showers. Min 21 – Max 27. 

Saturday: Showers. Min 20 – Max 26.

Sunday: Showers. Min 20 Max 27

DARWIN

Thursday: Shower or two, possible shower. Min 25 – Max 32.

Friday: Possible shower or storm. Min 25 – Max 32.

Saturday: Possible shower or storm. Min 25 – Max 33 

Sunday: Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 25 Max 33

BRISBANE

Thursday: Showers, possibly heavy. Min 22 – Max 27.

Friday: Showers. Min 21 – Max 26.

Saturday: Shower or two. Min 21 – Max 28 

Sunday: Shower or two. Min 20 Max 28

 MELBOURNE

Thursday: Humid, possible shower. Min 21 – Max 29.

Friday: Possible shower. Min 17 – Max 25. 

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Min 17 – Max 27.

Sunday: Possible shower. Min 17 Max 26

ADELAIDE 

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 19 – Max 31.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Min 17 – Max 30. 

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Min 18 – Max 31 

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Min 17 Max 29. 

PERTH 

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 18 – Max 36.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Min 21 – Max 34.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Min 19 – Max 34.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Min 18 Max 35

HOBART

Thursday: Possible shower. Min 17 – Max 23.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Min 13 – Max 20.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Min 12 – Max 21.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Min 13 Max 21 

 

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