Two weather systems are coming together to create a deluge that is set to pummel much of the eastern seaboard in the coming days, with the Bureau of Meteorology issuing severe weather warnings in several states.
A low-pressure system expected to form in northern Victoria or southern New South Wales today (13/12/18) could bring a month's worth of rain in a day in the south east.
Meanwhile Tropical Cyclone Owen is intensifying in the Gulf of Carpentaria and is expected to strengthen to hit Queensland on Friday.
It is currently a category two storm but could be a category three when it makes landfall.
"What is really interesting is how the two systems are linked by the upper trough," the BOM's extreme weather desk manager James Taylor said.
"It will be the upper trough that develops the low over south-eastern Victoria that drags Tropical Cyclone Owen more towards the east and probably south-eastwards over the weekend.
"That creates a potential threat for large parts of the eastern Queensland coast, particularly from flash flooding," Mr Taylor said.
Read the full article from ABC here >>> It covers how to get ready for a cyclone, the path this storm may take and whether it could be the answer to the drought.
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Wednesday 12 December 2018
for the period until midnight EDT Thursday 13 December 2018.
Wind Warnings for Thursday 13 December
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Byron Coast, Coffs Coast, Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast and Eden Coast
The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:10 am EDT Thursday.