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Australia’s east coast is bracing for a wet weekend, with a month’s worth of rain set to be dumped on towns ravaged by Cyclone Debbie.

Many Queensland resort towns, including Airlie Beach and Proserpine, still have soaked soil and are still recovering from the devastation left from the tropical cyclone.

Meteorologists said the weekend’s rainfall ‘could be comparable’ to the vicious March storm with flash flooding expected.

Sydney and Melbourne are also in for a wet few days with up to 30mms of rain predicted for much of New South Wales and Victoria. 

Australia's east coast is bracing for a wet weekend, with a month's worth of rain set to be dumped on towns ravaged by Cyclone Debbie. The Logan River is pictured

Australia's east coast is bracing for a wet weekend, with a month's worth of rain set to be dumped on towns ravaged by Cyclone Debbie. The Logan River is pictured

Australia’s east coast is bracing for a wet weekend, with a month’s worth of rain set to be dumped on towns ravaged by Cyclone Debbie. The Logan River is pictured

Many Queensland resort towns, including Airlie Beach and Proserpine, still have soaked soil and are still recovering from the devastation left from the tropical cyclone. Depot Hill in Rockhampton is pictured last month

Many Queensland resort towns, including Airlie Beach and Proserpine, still have soaked soil and are still recovering from the devastation left from the tropical cyclone. Depot Hill in Rockhampton is pictured last month

Many Queensland resort towns, including Airlie Beach and Proserpine, still have soaked soil and are still recovering from the devastation left from the tropical cyclone. Depot Hill in Rockhampton is pictured last month

Australia's east coast is bracing for a wet weekend and Sydney and Melbourne are expecting up to 30mms of rain

Australia's east coast is bracing for a wet weekend and Sydney and Melbourne are expecting up to 30mms of rain

Australia’s east coast is bracing for a wet weekend and Sydney and Melbourne are expecting up to 30mms of rain

‘Flash flooding and river flooding are the main threats, and that’s going to be at the forefront of people’s minds,’ meteorologist Tristan Meyer told the Courier Mail.

Mr Meyer said the flash flooding could last until Monday.   

Forecasters predict an incredible 300mm could fall in just 48 hours across parts of Queensland.

With an average May deluge of 60 to 80mm, there’s a chance central Queensland could be receive five times what its normal levels of rain.

‘There’s going to be heavy flooding around the central coast of Queensland, with an outside chance 300mm could fall on Thursday and Friday,’ Weatherzone forecaster Brett Dutschke told Daily Mail Australia.

But it’s not just Queensland at threat of flash flooding, with parts of Victoria and New South Wales also on high alert for wild weather.

A low pressure system along the eastern seaboard will see thunderstorms and high speed winds lash the coast. 

Sydney (pictured) which has an average rainfall of 25mm in May, could be hit by up to 30mm

Sydney (pictured) which has an average rainfall of 25mm in May, could be hit by up to 30mm

Sydney (pictured) which has an average rainfall of 25mm in May, could be hit by up to 30mm

Sydney and Melbourne (pictured) are also in for a wet few days with up to 30mms of rain predicted

Sydney and Melbourne (pictured) are also in for a wet few days with up to 30mms of rain predicted

Sydney and Melbourne (pictured) are also in for a wet few days with up to 30mms of rain predicted

However after the wet and wild weekend things should start to look a little brighter, with little rain forecast in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland for the remainder of the month 

However after the wet and wild weekend things should start to look a little brighter, with little rain forecast in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland for the remainder of the month 

However after the wet and wild weekend things should start to look a little brighter, with little rain forecast in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland for the remainder of the month 

FORECAST: WHAT THE WEATHER LOOKS LIKE 

SYDNEY 

Thursday: Min 16, Max 21. Shower or two

Friday: Min 16, Max 20. Rain increasing

Saturday: Min 16, Max 22. Rain

Sunday: Min 14, Max 23. Possible shower

BRISBANE:

Thursday: Min 19, Max 24. Shower

Friday: Min 18, Max 21. Rain at times

Saturday: Min 17, Max 25. Shower or two 

Sunday: Min 17, Max 25. Shower or two 

ADELAIDE 

Thursday: Min 11, Max 20. Shower or two

Friday : Min 10, Max 19. Shower or two

Saturday: Min 11, Max 19. Shower or two

Sunday:  Min 11, Max 22. Sunny

DARWIN

Thursday: Min 23, Max 33. Sunny

Friday: Min 23, Max 33. Sunny

Saturday : Min 23, Max 33. Mostly sunny

Sunday: Min 23, Max 33. Mostly sunny 

MELBOURNE

Thursday : Min 9, Max 20. Partly cloudy

Friday : Min 11, Max 19. Rain developing

Saturday : Min 13, Max 19. Early showers

Sunday: Min 12, Max 19. Partly cloudy

CANBERRA

Thursday : Min 9, Max 19. Partly cloudy

Friday : Min 8, Max 14. Rain increasing

Saturday : Min 9, Max 17. Rain

Sunday: Min 5, Max 17. Partly cloudy 

PERTH

Thursday : Min 16, Max 25. Mostly sunny

Friday : Min 15, Max 22. Showers

Saturday : Min 11, Max 18. Showers 

Sunday: Min 12, Max 19. Showers easing

HOBART

Thursday: Min 8, Max 15. Possible rain 

Friday: Min 8, Max 15. Cloudy

Saturday : Min 10, Max 17. Rain building

Sunday: Min 11, Max 19. Possible rain  

‘It’s going to be a fairly large range of rainfall for New South Wales and Victoria from Thursday night to the middle of Saturday,’ Mr Deutschke said.

‘For New South Wales and northern Victoria the monthly average is normally less than 25mm during May, so most areas are likely to exceed that.’

This weekend’s deluge will be Sydney’s heaviest rainfall since March, which saw it hit with almost triple the expected rain for that time of year.

However after the wet and wild weekend things should start to look a little brighter, with little rain forecast in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland for the rest of May.

‘For the rest of the month we’ll trim back to a near normal pattern of weather,’ Mr Deutschke said. 

‘There are signs at the very end of the month of picking up some significant rain.

‘But once this low pressure system’s done we’re going to be back into a dry spell in the south and east, with inland areas struggling to pick up rainfall.’

Meteorologists said the weekend's rainfall 'could be comparable' to the vicious March storm with flash flooding expected. Depot Hill is pictured

Meteorologists said the weekend's rainfall 'could be comparable' to the vicious March storm with flash flooding expected. Depot Hill is pictured

Meteorologists said the weekend’s rainfall ‘could be comparable’ to the vicious March storm with flash flooding expected. Depot Hill is pictured

'But once this low pressure system's done we're going to be back into a dry spell in the south and east, with inland areas struggling to pick up rainfall,' forecaster Brett Deutschke said 

'But once this low pressure system's done we're going to be back into a dry spell in the south and east, with inland areas struggling to pick up rainfall,' forecaster Brett Deutschke said 

‘But once this low pressure system’s done we’re going to be back into a dry spell in the south and east, with inland areas struggling to pick up rainfall,’ forecaster Brett Deutschke said 

Cyclone Debbie (Eagleby is pictured) left behind a trail of destruction when it thrashed Queensland in March

Cyclone Debbie (Eagleby is pictured) left behind a trail of destruction when it thrashed Queensland in March

Cyclone Debbie (Eagleby is pictured) left behind a trail of destruction when it thrashed Queensland in March

Sydney (pictured), Melbourne and Brisbane are bracing for a wet and wild weekend, with up to a month's worth of rain expected and widespread flash flooding forecast to follow 

Sydney (pictured), Melbourne and Brisbane are bracing for a wet and wild weekend, with up to a month's worth of rain expected and widespread flash flooding forecast to follow 

Sydney (pictured), Melbourne and Brisbane are bracing for a wet and wild weekend, with up to a month’s worth of rain expected and widespread flash flooding forecast to follow 

Melbourne is also expected to be lashed by freezing winds and wet weather over the weekend

Melbourne is also expected to be lashed by freezing winds and wet weather over the weekend

Melbourne is also expected to be lashed by freezing winds and wet weather over the weekend

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