Wet weekend sign of things to come

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Flood and severe weather warnings are in place across parts of Victoria, Queensland and NSW as Australia's east coast braces for another wet spring and summer.

NSW and Queensland have already copped a wet and windy weekend and forecasts predict more rain on the way over the course of the week.

But winds are expected to ease in NSW over Sunday and early Monday.

Hazardous surf warnings are in place across both Queensland and NSW as the wild weather kicks up large swells.

Meteorologists are warning of a wetter than average spring on Australia's east coast.

The La Nina weather pattern is now set to do three back-to-back seasons, bringing more rain but lower temperatures.

The same weather conditions caused the devastating and deadly February-March floods and the recent June-July flooding.

The destructive weather, linked to climate change, has prompted reviews of state governments' handling of their flood responses.

Already NSW is preparing for more catastrophic flooding.