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NSW, Queensland: East Australia to be smashed with torrential rain in HOURS as flood warning issued

Australia’s east coast is set to be lashed by up to 250mm of rain in six hours as two cyclones threaten to make landfall after Sydney was hit by flash flooding on Tuesday.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a flooding alert for Gympie in south-east Queensland – which has received more than 300mm of rainfall between 9pm on Tuesday and 3am on Wednesday.

Mount Wolvi, 25km to the east of Gympie, copped 408mm of rain in that six-hour period.

From Wednesday through the weekend – and likely the start of the next week – the entire east coast and as far inland as the South Australian border is set to be drenched with strong winds, hail and lightning also likely. 

The wet weather is being caused by a high pressure ridge pulling moisture-laden air over Queensland and NSW where it will hit an…

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