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Rain hails on fire-ravaged Australia… A Relief or new kind of disaster?

 

The Rural Fire Service in New South Wales, Australia shared this forecast image on Sunday.

weather forecast image for most of the NSW expecting heavy downpours

And the rain started to fall today.  

According to the Daily Mail, over thirty-five bushfires in New South Wales have already been extinguished by the severe thunderstorms. So, the wildfire total died down in the morning from 120 to 85."

And, even better, for most of the NSW as we expect heavy downpours. This rain would certainly be a blessing for the nation and is expected to fall on parts of the south coast by up to 25 millimeter. So, the fires won’t have much of a fighting chance against that much rain.

But a warning comes with the weather forecast

However, there is reason for concern. Although the storms bring much-needed relief to the firefighters battling the historic wildfires, the world has ever seen, they also carry a new potential hazard – flooding and landslides.

flooding image the NSW expected rains hit heavy

That is because losing plenty vegetation caused by the fires has left the land bare, thus expects are now concerned that sudden heavy rains could in fact lead to powerful flash flooding thus increase the risk of landslides.

But, for now, the news of rain hitting burning Australia is incredible – it gives the country and all those fighting to save it from burning down, some hope and relief.

Stay tuned for more updates.