Snow sport is being delayed after a powerful storm brought heavy snow and heavy rain to Australia, leaving more than 100 people dead and thousands homeless.
Key points:The weather service has warned of life-threatening conditions in northern parts of the countryStorms are expected to bring heavy rain, snow and winds to the Northern Territory and New South Wales for the next several daysStorms will likely bring heavy rainfall and snow to northern parts as they move across Australia, causing flooding and power cutsStorms may bring more snow to the southern states as they continue through the weekendStorms over the next few days will bring heavy snowfall and possibly hail to parts of NSW and Victoria, the WA Bureau of Meteorology said.
“There will be heavy snow on Saturday and then the heaviest downpours of snow and high winds on Sunday,” meteorologist David Bontrager said.
Weatherforce said there were severe weather warnings for parts of Western Australia and Queensland, while there were heavy snow, heavy rain and flash flooding warnings for the Northern Rivers region.
“The storm system will bring high winds and hail, possibly even a tornado,” he said.
Rain and snow is expected to cause flooding, power cuts, power outages and road closures in parts of Northern Australia.
The storms are expected for a second weekend in a row and there will be strong winds across the Northern and Northern Rivers regions.
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