Severe weather warning issued for Canberra for heavy rain, strong wind and possible flash flooding | The Canberra Times

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The wet and windy weather is expected to ease over the weekend – but then get colder. There is a strong probability of rain on Saturday and Sunday but that rain is not likely to be a repeat of the heavy downpours of Thursday night and Friday. But temperatures are set to fall. “It’s rain coats and woolies,” forecaster Agata Imielska of the Bureau of Meteorology said. From Saturday, there was likely to be a maximum temperature of 13 degrees, falling to 12 on both Sunday and Monday. That run of three cold days for the time of year would be a record for November in Canberra. Even though there’s less chance of very heavy rain, the pick up in wind speed will give added bite to the cold. The Bureau of Meteorology warned that there was a chance of morning frost on Tuesday. It also warned that high winds presented hazards to drivers and pedestrians if tree branches were dislodged. ACT Emergency Service teams were notified of 12 storm-related incidents after the heavy rain of Thursday night. In the 24 hours into Friday, 31 millimitres of rain fell at Canberra Airport. In contrast, between eight and 15 millimetres was expected on Saturday. Even with the downpours before the weekend, the ACT got off lightly compared with parts of New South Wales. On Thursday, Dubbo was hit with 40 millimetres of rain, most of it in one half hour drenching. Further north, Narrabri received more rain in a day than it typically expects for the month of November – 76 millimetres fell on Wednesday night. The heavy rain trapped an empty school bus and three four-wheel drives between two fast-rising creeks near Narrabri. The vehicle occupants sat it out until the waters eased. Further north, in Bingara, the emergency services ferried stranded holidaymakers out of a flooded caravan park. In the ACT, the weather starts warming up towards the end of the coming week. By Friday, a maximum of 21 is forecast. Summer starts in just under three weeks.


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