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Heavy rain forecast for NSW and Queensland this weekend

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Authorities told thousands of affected residents to stay indoors and avoid flooded roads. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecasts between 200-300mm of rain in parts of NSW, and 100mm in parts of Queensland.
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Heavy rain is expected to continue across NSW and Queensland this weekend as a weather trough passes through.

Authorities told thousands of affected residents to stay indoors and avoid flooded roads. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecasts between 200-300mm of rain in parts of NSW, and 100mm in parts of Queensland.

Emergency services have already responded to more than 800 calls for help in NSW, and 59 in Queensland.

NSW

Several NSW and Queensland regions have been warned of heavy rain over the next two days.

Greater Sydney, the South Coast, the Central Coast, and the Hunter have all been warned about severe rain and wind gusts over the next two days.

The BOM said these parts of the state could experience flash flooding as a result of the significant rainfall.

Premier Chris Minns urged residents in flood-prone areas not to take “unnecessary risks” and to avoid flood waters.

Queensland

A major flood warning has been issued for the Warrego River in Qld.

The outback town of Augathella has already seen some flooding, while authorities have warned that nearby Charleville could flood later this evening.

Crews are preparing for flooding, which “will see significant road access to Charleville itself and surrounding towns restricted or cut off,” said NSW Deputy Police Commissioner Shane Chelepy.

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