Weather in Canberra: Rain continues in the ACT as emergency services respond to calls for help | The Canberra Times

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Parts of Canberra fell as much as 30mm and 50mm of rain on Thursday as the downpour drove the area into the wettest November on record. The ACT hit 147.8mm of precipitation for the month of November, breaking the previous record of 138.2mm set in 1995. “key day when we will see more rain”. “The total amount of rain in November is likely to increase,” she said. The agency predicts up to 45mm on Friday, but showers will ease over the weekend. Both days should bring “more chance of showers than rain”, with the current Saturday forecast forecasting just a millimeter of rain. “Even if we see something, it’s probably relatively light,” Ms Imielska said. The rain will also continue next week as the record margin is expected to widen. “We have that flood risk for this season,” she said. MORE NEWS: The ACT Emergency Services Agency said it had received more than 100 requests for help since 9am on Thursday. Firefighters, SES and Transport Canberra City Services have responded to reports of roof leaks, fallen trees and localized flooding, caused by high soil moisture levels leading to stormwater system overload and overland flooding. ESA reminded the community never to drive, walk or drive through flood waters. Meanwhile, a low-pressure system that brought heavy rainfall and damaging winds to the south and west of NSW is expected to push further east. NSW has seen widespread flooding in the state following extensive heavy rainfall in areas where soils are already saturated and rivers already high in many areas and flooding in others. Australia is on track for its wettest spring in a decade and some regions in NSW have already had more than three times the rainfall normally seen in November. A portable rain station south of Griffith measured 60mm in an hour on Thursday. Snowball, south east of Canberra, registered 28mm in an hour and Braidwood registered 15mm in 30 minutes. Gunnedah registered over 20mm in 90 minutes and a comparable amount fell in Gunnedah in a two hour period. Grafton registered 20mm in three hours, Cabramurra saw 26mm fall in four hours. with AAP Our journalists work hard to provide local, current news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:


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