Warnings as FOUR Aussie states set to be lashed with rain

·News Reporter
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Millions of Aussies should expect wild weather going into the weekend with four states expecting heavy rainfall, hail and thunderstorms in the coming days.

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned that a cold front moving east across the country will cause severe weather conditions for South Australia, NSW, Queensland and Victoria which could produce storm-like conditions including damaging winds and hail.

"Severe storms may produce heavy rainfall, damaging winds and large hail," BoM warned, with severe thunderstorms expected from Thursday.

"Rainfall over flood-affected areas may cause renewed or prolonged flooding."

Woman walking in rain with umbrella
The eastern states of the country should expect severe rain and thunderstorms, with flood warning in place for parts of NSW. Source: AAP

Severe thunderstorms moving into eastern states

South Australia is expected to see wild thunderstorms from Thursday as the rainfall moves into the eastern states by Friday, and possibly clearing by the weekend.

"We could see storms anywhere from Queensland right down to Victoria," BoM meteorologist, Christie Johnson said.

"But the area most likely to see severe thunderstorms is through the inland parts of Queensland and also northern NSW."

By late Friday, things should start to clear up for residents in NSW, but the low-pressure system will stick around for those in the southern part of the state, as well as Victoria and Tasmania.

Heavy rainfall and flood warnings in place

The eastern parts of Australia should expect between 15 and 40mm of rain as it sweeps across the country.

"The heaviest rainfall is expected to be inland parts of Queensland, NSW and northern Victoria," Ms Johnson said.

Both minor and moderate flood warnings are also in place for parts of NSW, including parts of North West, Central West and South West inland rivers.

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