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

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NSW weather: Forbes warned to evacuate as Lachlan River nears unexpectedly high peak

08:52 EST

A hundred homes have been inundated with water and people have been evacuated from Forbes in central-western NSW, as floodwaters cut off roads and cause widespread damage to crops.

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.