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Damaging winds and heavy rain to smash parts of Australia TODAY but some cities are in for a very sunny weekend – here’s how the weather is looking near you

  • Damaging winds and possible flooding on way for parts of Australia on Friday 
  • Bureau of Meteorology issued damaging wind warning for NSW and Victoria
  • Wet weather has prompted several flood watches including Macquarie River 

More damaging winds and possible flooding are on the way, with some parts of Australia receiving more than their average monthly rainfall in just 48 hours.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued warnings for damaging winds up to 90km/h across southern parts of South Australia, including Mount Lofty on Friday.

Warnings have been extended across the Victorian Alps and along southern NSW and up to Wollongong with the strong winds set to ease throughout the day.

An intense cold front has led to powerful thunderstorms from Lightning Ridge down to Newcastle throughout the early morning.

The wet weather has prompted several flood watches to be issued, with water levels rising at the Murrumbidgee, Macquarie and Lachlan rivers.

The strong winds and flood warning add to a week of wild weather that has been battering the southern states of Australia, with homes left without power, roofs being torn off properties and a car being swept away into a flooded causeway.

Meteorologist Jonathan Howe said average rainfalls for August had been smashed with significant downpours recorded over the last 48 hours.

More damaging winds and possible flooding are on the way with some parts of Australia receiving more than their average monthly rainfall in just 48 hours (pictured, overturned motorhome in South Australia)

More damaging winds and possible flooding are on the way with some parts of Australia receiving more than their average monthly rainfall in just 48 hours (pictured, overturned motorhome in South Australia)

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued warnings for damaging winds up to 90km/h across southern parts of South Australia including Mount Lofty on Friday (pictured, fallen trees in South Australia)

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued warnings for damaging winds up to 90km/h across southern parts of South Australia including Mount Lofty on Friday (pictured, fallen trees in South Australia) 

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued warnings for damaging winds up to 90km/h across southern parts of South Australia including Mount Lofty on Friday (pictured, graphic of rain forecast across Australia)

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued warnings for damaging winds up to 90km/h across southern parts of South Australia including Mount Lofty on Friday (pictured, graphic of rain forecast across Australia)

Scone, Dubbo and Mudgee usually receive between 25mm and 50mm throughout the month – with all three areas receiving above-average rainfall since Wednesday.

Perisher has received more than 140mm over the last two days – more than half of its monthly average of 240mm.

Canberra received 44mm – just 2mm shy of its average monthly rainfall of 46mm.

Mr Howe reassured that the worst of the rainfall had passed with showers likely to continue and move up to south Queensland.

‘Over the weekend, we will see easing trends right across the south-east of the country,’ he said.

‘It will be mostly clear by late Sunday and more likely Monday.’

Mr Howe said a negative Indian Ocean Dipole was leading to wetter than average conditions across the country, with more rainfall expected up to Spring.

The damaging wind warning across the southern part of Australia comes after wind gusts of more than 100km/h were recorded overnight.

Strong winds damaged railings at Strathalbyn Racing Club, in South Australia, on Thursday

Strong winds damaged railings at Strathalbyn Racing Club, in South Australia, on Thursday

The strong winds and flood warning add to a week of wild weather that has been battering the southern states of Australia with homes left without power, roofs being torn off properties and a car being swept away into a flooded causeway (pictured, caved-in roof of a garage in South Australia)

The strong winds and flood warning add to a week of wild weather that has been battering the southern states of Australia with homes left without power, roofs being torn off properties and a car being swept away into a flooded causeway (pictured, caved-in roof of a garage in South Australia) 

Mr Howe said a negative Indian Ocean Dipole was leading to wetter than average conditions across the country with more rainfall expected up to Spring (pictured, fallen trees in South Australia)

Mr Howe said a negative Indian Ocean Dipole was leading to wetter than average conditions across the country with more rainfall expected up to Spring (pictured, fallen trees in South Australia)

Damaging winds have pulled trees out of the ground by the roots and led to thousands of dollars worth of damages to properties (pictured, fallen tree in backyard of a home in South Australia)

Damaging winds have pulled trees out of the ground by the roots and led to thousands of dollars worth of damages to properties (pictured, fallen tree in backyard of a home in South Australia)

Thousands of Victorian households and businesses were without power after winds took out power lines on Wednesday (stock image)

Thousands of Victorian households and businesses were without power after winds took out power lines on Wednesday (stock image)  

Weatherzone meteorologist Jessica Miskelly gusts of 109km/h were recorded at Strathalbyn, in South Australia, on Thursday.

Trees were brought down while a motorhome was thrown onto its side at Woodchester.

NSW has also been battered by strong winds, with Thredbo recording gusts of 98km/h and Falls Creek of 96km/h.

The southwest coast of Victoria has endured 90km/h winds.

Heavy rainfall led to a car being swept into Macdonalds Creek at Erudgere, in regional NSW.

It is unknown if any people were in the vehicle at the time prompting emergency services to launch a search and rescue operation for the missing driver.

NSW has also been battered by strong winds with Thredbo recording gusts of 98km/h and Falls Creek of 96km/h (stock image)

NSW has also been battered by strong winds with Thredbo recording gusts of 98km/h and Falls Creek of 96km/h (stock image)

Thousands of Victorian households and businesses were without power after winds took out power lines on Wednesday.

AusNet Services reported the most unplanned outages on Wednesday morning, with more than 15,000 as of about 9am. The outages were significant east of Melbourne and in the state’s far southeast.

By about 11am, the number of properties without power had dwindled only slightly to nearly 12,900.

Victoria’s State Emergency Service fielded 254 calls for help in the 12 hours to 8.20am on Wednesday, with 214 for fallen trees.

WA was slammed with the extreme weather event earlier this week with roofs ripped off houses and power cut to parts of Perth Airport after a high-voltage transmission pole was damaged. 

WEEKEND WEATHER IN YOUR CITY 

SYDNEY:

Friday: Min 15C, Max 22C (sunny)

Saturday: Min 10C, Max 20C (sunny)

Sunday: Cloudy Min 9C, Max 18C (partly cloudy)

Monday: Min 9C, Max 17C (possible shower)

Tuesday: Min 9C, Max 16C (shower or two) 

BRISBANE:

Friday: Min 14C, Max 27C (mostly sunny)

Saturday: Min 15C, Max 23C (early shower or two)

Sunday:  Sunny Min 11C, Max 22C (sunny)

Monday: Min 9C, Max 21C (sunny)

Tuesday: Min 9C, Max 21C (sunny) 

ADELAIDE:

Friday: Min 9C, Max 14C (showers)

Saturday:  Min 8C, Max 13C (showers)

Sunday: Min 8C, Max15C (showers)

Monday: Min 5C, Max 15C (partly cloudy)

Tuesday: Min 7C, Max 17C (mostly sunny) 

CANBERRA:

Friday: Min 6C, Max 16C (possible shower)

Saturday: Min 3C, Max 13C (shower or two)

Sunday: Min 2C, Max 13C (possible shower)

Monday: Min 0C, Max 13C (partly cloudy)

Tuesday: Min 0C, Max 13C (partly cloudy) 

MELBOURNE:

Friday: Min 10C, Max 17C (showers)

Saturday:  Min 8, Max 15C (showers)

Sunday: Min 8C, Max 13C (showers)

Monday: Min 5C, Max 13C (partly cloudy)

Tuesday: Min 3C, Max 14C (mostly sunny) 

PERTH:

Friday: Min 7C, Max 17C (cloudy) 

Saturday: Min 8C, Max 18C (showers)

Sunday: Min 10C, Max 19C (showers)

Monday: Min 10, Max 17C (showers)

Tuesday: Min 7C, Max 14C (shower or two) 

HOBART:

Friday: Min 7C, Max 15C (afternoon showers)

Saturday: Min 7C, Max 12C (showers)

Sunday: Min 5C, Max 11C (showers)

Monday: Min 3C, Max 12C (partly cloudy)

Tuesday: Min 2C, Max 13C (mostly sunny) 

DARWIN: 

Friday: Min 21C, Max 31C (partly cloudy)

Saturday: Min 21C, Max 32C (mostly sunny)

Sunday: Sunny Min 22C, Max 33C (sunny)

Monday: Min 22, Max 33C (sunny)

Tuesday: Min 21C, Max 33C (sunny) 

Source: Bureau of Meteorology 

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