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Wild weather easing after week of record-breaking rain

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A low is generating gusty winds and rain in Tasmania and eastern Victoria, and a few showers in southeastern NSW.

Drier weather will return to most states after a record-breaking week of rain and cold weather.

It comes as rivers continue to rise in south-west Victoria, threatening homes, closing dozens of roads and inundating farms in the worst flood event in the region in a decade.

The State Emergency Service warned rivers, including the Merri and the Moyne, had already risen to heights which affected more than 167 properties.

Parts of eastern Tasmania have received a month's worth of rain in 24 hours, with some parts of the state already having their wettest October in over a decade.

The tail of the low pressure system could bring some winds and showers to Victoria and Tasmania however conditions ar expected to ease this weekend.

Troughs are maintaining warm winds in Queensland & the tropics, whilst causing isolated showers and storms in the Top End, Kimberley and northeast NSW. Settled elsewhere.

Here's your state-by-state forecast for Saturday October 10, 2020:


A slight chance of showers along the North Tropical Coast, Peninsula, and about the southeast. A slight chance of showers extending to southern parts of the Central Highlands and eastern parts of the Central West in the afternoon and evening.

Mostly sunny elsewhere. Minimum temperatures below average in the southwest, while around average elsewhere. A top of 29C forecast for Brisbane, Bundaberg and Mackay.

Light to moderate northeast to southeasterly winds over eastern and northern coastal districts. Winds tending south to southeasterly over western and southern districts, though fresh at times near the southeast coast and over the southwest during the morning.

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Fire Danger - Very High for Peninsula, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Widebay and Burnett districts.


The chance of a shower on the southern ranges and southern Riverina, possibly falling as snow on the Alpine peaks.

Dry and mostly sunny elsewhere. Daytime temperatures near average. Highs of 20C in Canberra, 25C in Sydney and Newcastle.

West to southwesterly winds inland, tending to northeast to southeasterly near the coast.


Morning fog patches in the north and west. Isolated showers over the southwest coast extending to most areas during the afternoon then becoming confined to the central ranges at night.

Remaining mostly dry across the northwest and East Gippsland. Partly cloudy in the south with patchy afternoon cloud in the north.

A mild to warm day with moderate to fresh west to northwesterly winds tending cooler southwesterly in the afternoon. Highs of 20C in Melbourne, dropping to overnight lows of 9C.

Fire Danger - Low to moderate

The following Watches/Warnings are current: Moderate Flood Warning for the Ovens and King Rivers; Minor Flood Warning for the Glenelg River; Minor Flood Warning for the Goulburn River; Minor Flood Warning for the Macalister River; Minor Flood Warning for the Seven and Castle Creeks; Final Flood Watch for North East Victoria and Glenelg catchment; Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Barwon River; Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Broken River; Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Kiewa River; Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Werribee River; Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Yarra River.

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Showers, contracting to the west and far south during the morning.

Westerly winds, fresh about the southeast and northeast coasts. Top temperatures of 18C in Hobart, slightly warmer and 20C in Launceston.

The following Watches/Warnings are current: Moderate Flood Warning for the Macquarie River; Moderate Flood Warning for the South Esk River; Minor Flood Warning for the Jordan River; Minor Flood Warning for the Meander River; Minor Flood Warning for the North Esk River; Flood Warning for the Coal River; Final Flood Watch for Northern Tasmania.


Early morning fog patches about Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island and the Lower South East.

Dry apart from the slight chance of showers about the Lower South East and near the south coast of Kangaroo Island, reaching a medium to high chance in the south of the Lower South East.

Mild to warm in the south and east grading to hot in the far west. Tops of 21C in Adelaide and 29C in Oodnadatta.

Light to moderate northeast to northwesterly winds, fresh at times in the west, tending moderate to fresh northwest to southwesterly in the south.


Showers and thunderstorms over the central Kimberley, Interior, eastern Goldfields and far northeast Gascoyne and adjacent Pilbara.

Chance of a light shower near the western south coast. A top of 23C in Perth and upto 35C in Newman.


A slight chance of shower and thunderstorm about the western Daly and north east Arnhem Districts. Sunny elsewhere. Less humid across the Top End.

Moderate east to southeast winds, fresh and gusty at times during the day south of the Top End.

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Fire Danger - Very High north of Elliott, High to the south.

- Reported with Weatherzone and Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Source: 9News

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