Record rainfall could cause flooding in Australia

Record rainfall could cause flooding in Australia Weather and Climate

Large areas of the desert dug, the main agricultural areas and some urban areas may be flooded as a result of heavy rains in the central and south-eastern Australia. According to the Australian Meteorological Service, February 26, 2012 rainfall was between 150 and 250 millimeters, and on February 28 in the first few hours fell from 75 to 150 millimeters in the north-east Victoria and southern New South Wales. River level rose significantly, but the widespread flood in river flows is not observed.

In the south-eastern part of the population of Australia warned of a possible evacuation due to the expected "Severe flooding in New South Wales for many decades." Within 2 days on the outskirts of Sydney and south into the country has been exceeded the average monthly rainfall. Fears of floods are more about the cities located in low-lying areas such as Goulburn, Cooma, Qawra Kaptins-Flato and Kutamandra.

Photo: Flooding in Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria.

Feed heavy rain stretched across between Sydney and Melbourne in the south-eastern part of Virginia and New South Wales. In the Australian capital, Canberra, to pass the most abundant rains. The cyclone may also affect the state of South Australia near the port city of Adelaide.

Darling River spill and its major tributaries has occurred as a result of heavy rains that fell in the period from mid-January to February. To date due to flash floods and small river flood destroyed many homes and farms in the north-west of New South Wales and southern Queensland. Showers can last until May, so the authorities ordered the closure of all destinations near Darling.

Photo: Limestone Street in Ipswich, Queensland.

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