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Weather 'extremes' to play out across Australia's east coast



Warnings for floods, fires, storms and extreme wind have been issued across three states as fierce storms continue to march across the country.

Parts of New South Wales are facing two weather extremes today, with fire and flood warnings both in place, while South Australia and Victoria have been issued severe weather warnings for damaging winds, showers and thunderstorms.

It comes a day after storms knocked out power for thousands of South Australian residents.

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Another cold front and associated westerly airstream is expected to cross southern and eastern parts of the state today.

Up to 15mm of rain is expected to fall in Adelaide today.

Meanwhile, parts of Sydney will climb to 29C today with gusts of hot westerlies up to 50km/h due to sweep through.

That's prompted the Rural Fire Service (RFS) to implement a high fire danger warning, stretching from the Blue Mountains, to the Northern Beaches.

A severe weather warning for damaging winds is also in place for the north and south coast. 

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It comes as parts of the state are inundated by floodwater, with Forbes and Eugowra grappling with flooding.

NSW SES has more than 100 flood warnings in place across the state.

Overnight, storms and flash flooding inundated and damaged homes in Wentworth, with the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) receiving 255 requests for assistance.

The SES said two houses had their roofs blown off in the storm.

Victoria is also on high alert, with a severe weather warning in place for damaging winds.

Winds averaging 60 to 70 km/h are expected with peak gusts up to 100 km/h possible over the eastern ranges this morning.

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