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October 3, 2022

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Parts of NSW continue to experience unsettled weather, as a low pressure trough over the eastern part of the state brings a humid air mass into the north east.

Heavy rainfall that may lead to Flash Flooding may develop this evening about the Northern Rivers district, on both the Richmond River and Wilsons River, and possibly northeastern parts of the Northern Tablelands. This potential for heavy rainfall is expected to continue into Thursday morning, before easing by Thursday afternoon.

The Sydney metro area experienced significant thunderstorms overnight. In Greater Sydney there were approximately 12,000 total lightning strikes between midday Tuesday and midnight Tuesday, with around 1000 of those strikes hitting the ground. The most lightning-active period was late in the evening between 10pm and 12am.

With thunderstorms expected to continue over parts of the state over the coming days, residents are urged to keep up with the latest warnings from the Bureau.


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