As the weather packs in Sydney will receive around 25mm of rain on Friday from a low-pressure system sweeping up Australia’s east coast.
Weather officials say the city’s eastern suburbs will be drenched with up to 30mm of downpour, taking rainfall totals higher than in recent months.
After 76 days without rain, the wet weather will see the end to the Sydney’s longest dry spell in 29 years.
Sydney will receive around 25mm of rain on Friday from a low-pressure system
The wet weather will see the end to the Sydney’s longest dry spell in 29 years
The rain is predicted to ease in the afternoon however weather officials have encouraged motorists to drive with caution, 9 News reports.
A strong wind warning has been issued throughout parts of New South Wales, Victoria and southern Queensland coast.
Brisbane is next to feel the brunt of the cold as the low-pressure system drifts north with 25mm of rain expected to fall.
Meanwhile there will be some relief for drenched parts of central Queensland as recent heavy rain begins to ease, but it’s not expected to last for long.
The New South Wales has experienced just 0.2mm of rain in October, a month that normally sees plenty of rainfall for the beginning of the wet season
The wild weather, which has spread from the central coast to far north Queensland, has caused evacuations, power outages, road closures and possible damage to the Queensland food supply.
The weather bureau forecasts conditions will ease on Friday in southeast Queensland and across the state, with the chance of rain dropping to 30 per cent in most areas.
Flood warnings remain current for both, in addition to Boyne, Burnett and Mary River.
Sydney will be drenched with long overdue showers on Friday as the harbour city is expected to receive a month’s worth of rain in one day
However the break in the weather will be short-lived, with heavier rain again predicted for the weekend, although not as severe as earlier in the week.
Bundaberg has received its wettest October for 64 years, recording 519mm of rain already this month, blowing past the previous record of 280mm in 1953.
The drenching rain has had a silver lining, with southeast Queensland’s water grid experiencing a four per cent increase in supply to 75 per cent.
That’s equivalent to 86,000 million litres, or three-and-a-half months supply, and follows authorities last week warning supply was headed towards the 70 per cent drought trigger level, ahead of what’s expected to be a hot and dry summer.
Parts of QLD have flooded and there’s more rain on the way after an unusually wet weekend
Dams are overflowing and waterfalls are surging large bodies of water after Queensland experienced a month’s worth of rain in just one day
WEEKEND FORECAST AROUND AUSTRALIA:
Friday: Min 17. Max 22. Windy with rain.
Saturday: Min 14. Max 19. Mostly cloudy
Sunday: Min 12. Max 22. Mostly Sunny
Friday: Min 13. Max 21. Rain
Saturday: Min 3. Max 21. Mostly sunny
Sunday: Min 5. Max 21. Mostly sunny
Friday: Min 11. Max 20. Mostly sunny
Saturday: Min 9. Max 20. Mostly sunny
Sunday: Min 10. Max 19. Mostly cloudy
Friday: Min 15. Max 30. Sunny
Saturday: Min 17. Max 31. Possible thunderstorm
Sunday: Min 19. Max 30. Possible thunderstorm
Friday: Min 11. Max 17. Mostly sunny
Saturday: Min 10. Max 17. Mostly cloudy
Sunday: Min 10. Max 18. Possible Shower
Friday: Min 17. Max 26. Late shower
Saturday: Min 18. Max 22. Showers
Sunday: Min 15. Max 23. Possible Showers
Friday: Min 9. Max 17. Mostly cloudy
Saturday: Min 9. Max 17. Cloudy
Sunday: Min 11. Max 18. Cloudy
Friday: Min 26. Max 34. Possible thunderstorm
Saturday: Min 25. Max 34. Mostly sunny
Sunday: Min 26. Max 34. Possible thunderstorm