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Weather forecast Record-breaking rain in NSW and Queensland as La Niña declared

Multiple rain records have been broken in New South Wales and Queensland as more wild weather is set to drench parts of central and eastern Australia this week.

Weatherzone said some parts of NSW are having the “wettest November in over a century” as a result of La Niña-fuelled rain battering the state.

Orange has recorded more than 243mm of rain this month, the most since records began in 1870.

Condobolin recorded more than 131mm, the most since 1881.

“With another 50-100mm of rain expected across a broad area of NSW later this week, more places will likely set new November records by the end of the month,” Ben Domensino from Weatherzone said.

Brisbane has also broken records, reporting its heaviest single-day rainfall in November for 40 years.

More than 120mm fell to 9am yesterday.

“Not since 1981 has more rain been recorded on one day in November,” Anthony Sharwood from Weatherzone said.

Storms, Newell Highway, north of Moree. Northern Tablelands are expected to receive a months rain in one day. 10th November 2021 Photo Louise Kennerley
More rain and thunderstorms are expected to his central and eastern Australia this week. (Louise Kennerley)

Widespread showers and thunderstorms, with the risk of heavy rainfall, are expected to hit most of Queensland tomorrow and Friday.

Wet weather is also expected to soak New South Wales in the coming days, with 100mm of rain set to fall in the state by the end of the week.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has issued more than a dozen flood warnings for regional NSW rivers.

Millie Creek flooding, Millie, south of Moree. Northern Tablelands are expected to receive a month's rain in one day. 11th November 2021 Photo Louise Kennerley
More rain is on the way for NSW with more flooding expected. (Louise Kennerley)

According to meteorologists, atmospheric moisture left behind in the system that crossed northern NSW and southern Queensland at the weekend, combined with winds circulating, has brought moisture over eastern parts of the country.

Other reasons for the wet weather include humid tropical air that is streaming across the country from the Indian Ocean, where Tropical Cyclone Paddy was named yesterday.

There is also another low-pressure system spinning over the Great Australian Bight.

People in NSW and Queensland have been advised to stay alert as many areas were at risk of severe thunderstorms and flooding.

Showers are forecast in Brisbane today with a top of 26 degrees, with a shower or two also expected in Sydney and a maximum temperature of 26 degrees.

Rain is also expected in Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart and Canberra today, while in Perth and Darwin it will be warm and sunny.

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