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A band of cloud crossing VIC, NSW and QLD with a trough and front is triggering rain and isolated thunderstorms. Cloud over the southwest corner of WA with a cold front is producing showers. Speckled cloud over SA in cold southwesterly winds is also causing showers.

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NSW weather: Forbes warned to evacuate as town fears economic losses from Lachlan River flood

06:45 EST

Major flooding in central west NSW has prompted concerns about large economic losses, with roads being cut off and widespread damage to crops from the deluge of water.

NSW weather: Evacuation order issued for Forbes ahead of Lachlan River peak

23:13 EST

An evacuation order has been issued for residents of Forbes in central-western New South Wales, but the State Emergency Service (SES) is concerned some people are choosing to leave their homes late.

NSW weather: Some Forbes locals evacuate, while others stare down flood warning

15:28 EST

Residents of Forbes have been packing up and leaving their homes, in what for some is an eerily familiar situation.