A stormy end to winter in NSW
Eastern Australia is enjoying a late winter soaking but also brings the risk of flash flooding, severe thunderstorms and hail.
In the 24 hour period up to 9am this morning the highest rain totals were recorded in the Hunter Region, Careys Peak recorded 81 millimetres.
Over the course of the past moisture levels have been rising and now the interaction of two troughs and an upper low are generating widespread rain and severe thunderstorms across New South Wales. Lighter rain may even reach Queensland’s Darling Downs to the Central West.
A Severe Thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Central Tablelands, Hunter, Central West Slopes and Plains and South West Slopes.
By this evening the low is likely to drift closer to the New South Wales South Coast and a secondary, smaller centre will form off the Central Coast. This combined will intensify rain. A warning for this event has already been issued for the Illawarra region.
By tomorrow the deepening system will increase winds and bring the potential for further rainfalls of 50 to 150 millimetres between Sydney and Moruya Heads and further inland to the Southern Tablelands. Wednesday brings the potential for another 25 to 50 millimetres around the South Coast.
Throughout the day keep update with all Severe Weather Warnings http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings/index.shtml