Flood and surf warnings as wild wet weather hits Sydney, Brisbane and Perth

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Heavy rains are forecast for BrisbaneSydney and Perth today, triggering flood and surf warnings across the country.
The extremely wet weather is expected after the three cities were already hit by wild conditions yesterday, leaving thousands of people in Western Australia without power and causing flights to be delayed for hours in Sydney.

Almost continuous rain is forecast for Brisbane and Sydney every day until Sunday.

Wet weather is expected on the east coast. (Nine)

A dangerous surf warning is in place from Fraser Island to Batemans Bay on the NSW north coast, while a flood warning has been issued for northern rivers.

On the west coast of Australia, a severe weather warning is currently in place for a massive swath of WA, with the affected area extending over 1000km.

Thousands of WA residents are without power winds of up to 125 mph knocking massive trees over power lines overnight.

Perth has been hit with up to 50mm of rain since yesterday.

However, the wind and rain are expected to ease in WA today, and tomorrow it should be 21C and sunny.

Sydney is expected to receive around 40mm of rain today, particularly around Cronulla and Collaroy, and Sydney Airport, where flights were delayed for several hours yesterday due to a lightning strike.

In Victoria, sunny conditions are expected across the state with cool temperatures.

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