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Southeast to be smashed by wet weather over October long weekend

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Wild and woolly weather is set to dampen the spirits of the southeastern states celebrating the Labour Day public holiday this weekend.

It comes after “a series of weather systems” have drenched much of the nation for more than a week.

Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Jenny Sturrock told 7NEWS.com.au rain will remain persistent into in the weekend but should start easing up on Labour Day.

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“There is a LOT going on in SE Aus at the moment, with a funnel cloud reported yesterday,” Weatherzone tweeted on Thursday.

New South Wales

In Sydney CBD, steady showers will remain until Monday, when they will ease up but not disappear completely, with temperatures ranging between 12C to 19C.

“Onshore flow driving persistent showers along the NSW central and southeast coastal areas during Saturday and Sunday will start to ease on Monday,” Sturrock said.

“During Saturday, showers and possible thunderstorms are expected across most parts of the state, though high rainfall totals are not generally expected from this activity.

“Monday increased rain is expected through western parts of the state with rainfall totals of 5mm to 10mm possible west of the ranges.”

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Wild weather which already lashed the east coast on Wednesday is the result of an upper low-pressure system creating the kind of unstable atmosphere which Bureau of Meteorology senior meteorologist Dean Narramore said had the potential to generate an isolated supercell.

“That’s where you can see giant hail and destructive winds,” he said.

Victoria

Victoria is set to be smashed the hardest on Saturday, with a chance of showers for the rest of the weekend.

Melbourne CBD will be partly cloudy with possible light showers and temperatures between 8C to 19C.

Sturrock said there would be some isolated showers and possible thunderstorms on Saturday but, again, high rainfall totals are not expected.

Victorians could also expect “some possible light showers about southern parts of the state for the remainder of the long weekend”, she said.

It will be a slight reprieve after wet weather which on Thursday pushed the Werribee River at Cottrell St Ford to its peak – the highest levels since 2011.

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South Australia

Adelaide CBD will escape the brunt of South Australia’s wet weather, and is set for mostly sunny conditions, with temperatures ranging from 10C to 20C

“Showers and possible storms across far western parts of the state during Saturday are moving east during the course of the long weekend to extend throughout the northwest pastoral and Eyre Peninsula districts,” Sturrock said.

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Source: 7News