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Rain set to ease in time for Sydney test cricket match

Rain set to ease in time for Sydney test cricket match
Intense rain, storms and winds are continuing in Queensland today after some places received 100mm of rain in just one hour last night.
Streets are awash in Ingham after more than 122mm fell in an hour, increasing to 185mm in two hours.
Mission Beach had almost 150mm in six hours, 264mm fell around Tully, 209mm at Halifax and 196mm at Innisfail.
Ex-cyclone Imogen bringing heavy rain to northern Queensland. (9News)
"There's been a very wet 24 hours right across Queensland," Jonathan Howe from the Bureau of Metrology told Today.
"We saw pretty big thunderstorms west of Brisbane, 112mm at Amberly but we did see tropical an northern parts of Queensland, 100mm to 150mm overnight with heavy rainfall, particularly around Mackay, around Townsville as well and more heavy rain is on the way."
There are flood warnings in place for the Don And Proserpine Rivers today.
"Do keep an eye on those flood warnings and possible warnings for heavy rainfall as well. So certainly isn't over just yet," Mr Howe said.
Northern NSW is also expected to cop wet conditions today after storms hit the Northern Rivers district overnight.
A flooded road in North Queensland. (Facebook)
Meanwhile, a front is bringing cool winds and showers to southeast of the state with rain expected to ease just in time for the annual test cricket match in Sydney.
A trough in the west is maintaining heat in the west and storms in the north.
Here's your state by state weather forecast for Thursday January 7 2021:
  • Adelaide
    2714
  • Brisbane
    2824
  • Canberra
    2311
  • Darwin
    3425
  • Hobart
    2110
  • Melbourne
    2614
  • Perth
    3822
  • Sydney
    2318

New South Wales and ACT

Showers, cool-to-mild in the northeast. Showers easing, cool-to-mild in the southeast. Mostly sunny, very warm-to-hot in the west.
Sydney will be partly cloudy with a minimum of 18C and top of 23C. Medium chance of showers this afternoon.
The Byron and Coffs coast are also being warned of strong winds today.
Sydney's 10-day wet streak is set to ease just in time for the New Year Test Cricket match to be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Three of the last six matches have ended in rain-affected draws but this year could be different despite significant rainfall over the last week.
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Here's the forecast from Weatherzone:
  • Thursday January 7 (day one) and Friday January 8 (day two): windy, with temperatures in the low 20s during the day. Mostly cloudy with a moderate chance (40%) of light showers.
  • Saturday January 9 (day three): Partly cloudy. Top of 25 degrees.
  • Sunday January 10 (day four): Mostly sunny. Top of 27.
  • Monday January 11 (day five): Partly cloudy. Top of 27.
Canberra will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of a shower a maximum temperature of 23C.

Queensland

Showers, mild-to-warm in the southeast. Showers/storms, very warm in the northeast. Mostly sunny, hot in the west.
Brisbane will be cloudy but warm with a minimum of 24C and top of 28C. High chance of showers, affecting the coast from early morning and spreading inland from late morning.

Victoria

Mostly sunny, cool-to-mild in the southwest. Clearing shower, cool-to-mild in the southeast. Mostly sunny, very warm-to-hot in the north.
Melbourne will be mostly sunny with a low of 14C and top of 26C.

South Australia

Mostly sunny, mild in the southeast. Sunny, warm in central. Mostly sunny, mild-to-warm in the west. Windy, mild-to-warm in north.
Adelaide will be mostly sunny with a low of 14C and top of 27C.

Tasmania

Thursday Mostly sunny, mild in the south. Mostly sunny, cool-to-mild in the north.
Partly cloudy. Winds W/SW 15 to 25 km/h tending SE/SW 25 to 40 km/h in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures between 17 and 23.

Western Australia

Mostly sunny, hot in the southwest. Sunny, warm in the south. Mostly sunny, very warm in the northwest. Showers, very warm in the northeast.
Perth's temperatures are set to soar today with a maximum of 38C possible later today.
An emergency warning has been issued for a bushfire burning north of Perth. (9News)
The hot conditions are combining with wind gusts up to 70 km/h possible about the hills and foothills during the morning making for dangerous fire conditions.
There is a warning for extreme fire danger for the Coastal Central West and severe fire danger for the following the Inland Central West, Lower West (including Perth), Gascoyne Inland and North Interior.

Northern Territory

Showers/storms, very warm in the north. Windy, very warm over the interior. Sunny, warm-to-very warm in the south.
Partly cloudy. High chance of showers, most likely from late this morning.
The chance of a thunderstorm, with gusty winds from late this morning. Daytime temperatures will range between 25C and 34C.