/ 16 November 2021

Welcome to summer…

Image source: Jan Hunt
Image source: Jan Hunt

NSW’s emergency services have urged 800 residents of Forbes in the state’s central west to evacuate their homes as the Lachlan River threatens to burst thanks to heavy rains. The weather bureau forecasts floodwaters to peak at 10.55 metres tonight and 10.65 metres tomorrow morning – levels not seen since a major flood in 2016. Heavy rains over the past week have already caused flooding along the Lachlan at Cowra, with authorities warning residents in those areas to keep an eye on officials warnings as the situation is “likely to change and it can escalate quickly.” NSW is not the only state being jerked around by the weather 2 weeks ahead of summer… The ACT got to 1C overnight. And parts of southern Tassie woke up to a blanket of snow yesterday as temperatures in Hobart dropped to 2.9C – its coldest November night in 60 years.

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