Lismore residents are being warned they could be hit with more floods as rain continues in northern New South Wales.
The region has already endured repeated severe flooding in recent months and the Bureau of Meteorology is warning more could be on the way after rain over the weekend.
Minor flood warnings were in place for the Wilsons River at Lismore on Monday morning as well as the Richmond River at Coraki and Bungawalbin.
Rain was expected to continue throughout Monday and for the rest of the week.
More than 50mm of rain fell in the 24 hours to 9am Monday in multiple areas of northern NSW, including at Lismore and Mullumbimby.
More than 100mm was recorded in the Tweed region at Kingscliff.
In Western Australia, a severe weather warning was in place for the state’s south-west, with forecasts of heavy rain and damaging winds.
The Bureau of Meteorology said a low-pressure system and an associated series of troughs would move across the region on Monday afternoon.
The system was expected to bring widespread damaging winds with gusts of up to 120km/h possible.
Locations that may be affected include Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Geraldton, Katanning, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, Merredin, Moora, Narrogin, Northam, Mount Barker and Perth.
Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, was also forecast for locations south of Jurien Bay, extending from the coast to the Darling Scarp.
Falls of up to 70mm were possible, with Perth tipped to have up to 60mm.
The bureau said gusty winds across the metropolitan area would make driving conditions dangerous.
It said WA’s south-east experience systems as strong as this about five times each year.
In Queensland, rain was forecast every day in Brisbane until Friday, with the Courier Mail reporting the state’s south-east had averaged just 3.1 hours of sunshine a day for May.
The south-east was back on flood watch on the weekend after more than 100mm of rain dumped on several soaked catchments and dams releasing water ahead of more wet weather.
The Sunshine Coast suburb of Maroochydore recorded 122mm in the 24 hours to 9am on Sunday.
Nearby Mooloolaba copped 112mm, while over 100mm also fell further south at Parrearra Weir and inland at Mountain Creek.
Light coastal showers were likely to continue through the week, with central Queensland also in line for rain before conditions eased.
“Next weekend we might finally see a bit more sunshine in the south-east,” bureau forecaster Shane Kennedy said.