Wet weather makes it a struggle to pick up the children from school. Photo Brenda Strong / The Observer
Wet weather makes it a struggle to pick up the children from school. Photo Brenda Strong / The Observer Brenda Strong

East Coast Low batters southern areas

WILD weather is predicted to continue thrashing the New South Wales south coast and the north and east coasts of Tasmania today.

The Bureau of Meteorology warned of wind gusts up to 125kmh along central parts of the NSW coast and rainfall of up to 200mm over central and southern parts of the coast.

South-east Queensland and northern NSW suffered wild winds, heavy rainfall and abnormal tides on Saturday.

Wooli, on the NSW coast, received 468mm in 24 hours and an evacuation order was issued for north Lismore on Saturday, with the Wilson River set to peak at major flood levels yesterday.

A flood watch was issued for nearly all of the river valleys along the NSW coast.Hundreds of northern NSW residents were in evacuation centres.


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