The wet weather continues around NSW with some areas expected to see average monthly precipitation above average until the end of the week with heavy rains already flooding high rivers.

There was also the possibility of severe weather all week.

In the northwest, a low pressure system sweeps humid tropical air from the north over inland NSW, causing severe storms along the mid north coast, northern rivers and northern plateaus.

The Meteorological Office issued a severe weather warning Wednesday afternoon.

As the rain continues, the danger of flash flooding and road closures has increased, and powerful winds could uproot trees and cause damage to property along the southern coast on Thursday afternoon and evening as well.

Flood warnings were in place around NSW and warning rivers would “react rapidly.”

Sheep pastures in the south and south-east of NSW have also been warned that lambs and sheep could not survive Thursday’s forecast cold temperatures, rain and southerly winds.

An SES spokesman said there were about 300 volunteers working in flood-hit communities and that a presence would remain in Western NSW until Feb.


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