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Parts of Australia have been drenched with a month’s rainfall in just one night as streets are flooded and heavy downpours hit.

The east coast of Australia including Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT have been lashed with rain overnight.

The wet end to summer has been caused by a low pressure trough extending from the top of the country in the Northern Territory to over Queensland and New South Wales, according to Weatherzone.

 

Parts of Australia have been drenched with a month’s rainfall in just one night as streets are flooded and heavy downpours hit

The east coast of Australia including Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT have been lashed with rain overnight

The east coast of Australia including Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT have been lashed with rain overnight

The low is causing widespread showers and storms, with some severe, and has caused temperatures to plummet.

The deluge has caused flash flooding in Canberra, where 60mm of rain fell in just one hour in some places.  

The state’s emergency services agency said they had received more than 150 reports of damage from the storm.

In Sydney, the rain on Sunday night was the heaviest since winter.

More than 60mm of rain was recorded at Observatory Hill, which was almost twice the total rainfall for February, Nine News reported.

The wet weather shows no signs of abating on Monday morning, with gale winds also expected on the coast in the harbour city and further south in Illawarra.

A wind warning has been issued for the Coffs Harbour, Macquarie and Hunter regions where massive swells are expected.

The wet end to summer has been caused by a low pressure trough extending from the top of the country in the Northern Territory to over Queensland and New South Wales

The wet end to summer has been caused by a low pressure trough extending from the top of the country in the Northern Territory to over Queensland and New South Wales

The low is causing widespread showers and storms, with some severe, and has caused temperatures to plummet

The low is causing widespread showers and storms, with some severe, and has caused temperatures to plummet

The rain is expected to ease into showers by Monday afternoon in Sydney, with a clear day predicted for Tuesday.

In Canberra, the Australian National University is closed on Monday due to flooding while the Royal Canberra Show had to be postponed for safety reasons.

Brisbane experienced its heaviest rain for February in 28 years, as rivers threatened to flood.

Further north in Townsville cars became stuck as the roads flooded following the Bohle River bursting its banks.

Northern and eastern parts of Queensland have been forecast for more rain stretching into late this week. 

The rain is expected to ease into showers by Monday afternoon in Sydney, with a clear day predicted for Tuesday

The rain is expected to ease into showers by Monday afternoon in Sydney, with a clear day predicted for Tuesday



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