Heavy rain, floods across eastern Australia

by | Nov 17, 2021 | Australia, Weather

There was wild weather across NSW and Victoria, with heavy falls leading to overflowing catchments. In NSW, major flooding caused rivers to rise with up to 150mm falling in some areas Wyangala Dam in NSW was spilling by a rate of 30GL per day and further north Burrendong Dam in the Macquarie Valley rose to 109% overnight, pushing storage into the flood surcharge zone. Heavy rainfall in coastal and inland NSW regions surpassed the monthly average. In the Hunter region, Mount Palmer had 96mm and around Newcastle 87.8mm was recorded in Merewether.

Bureau of Meteorology Dean Narramore said rains on already saturated soils led to numerous minor and moderate flood warnings. In Victoria, rivers across the state were all inundated, and parts of inland Queensland were also affected.