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Gold Coast residents insisted that they go to higher areas if the QLD torrential rains were damaged

Parts of eastern Australia may see more heavy rainfall and floods this weekend – while northern regions will sweat in dry and scorching hot temperatures.

Northern NSW and Southern Queensland have experienced the ‘wettest week in decades’, according to meteorologists.

The Gold Coast recorded its highest monthly rainfall ever with around 566 mm in the first two weeks of the month. The previous monthly record was 490 mm in December 2010.

NSW received a record rainfall earlier in the week, with parts falling up to 550 mm across the northern rivers, the mid-north coast, the central coast, Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra.

Large flood warnings remain in force for the Logan River, just north of the Gold Coast, and river basins throughout the state.

Much of NSW will remain dry on Friday, and the wet weather is expected to creep over the weekend.

Northern NSW and Southern Queensland have experienced the 'wettest week in decades', according to meteorologists (photo: a man struggles with the wind and rain on Sunday)

Northern NSW and Southern Queensland have experienced the ‘wettest week in decades’, according to meteorologists (photo: a man struggles with the wind and rain on Sunday)

Images posted on social media showed wild rapids along the road on Tamborine Mountain, with a wall of water that flooded stores

Images posted on social media showed wild rapids along the road on Tamborine Mountain, with a wall of water that flooded stores

Images posted on social media showed wild rapids along the road on Tamborine Mountain, with a wall of water that flooded stores

Floodwaters will need some time to walk away, but it is expected that falls will be above 5-15 mm this weekend, the Bureau of Meteorology said

Floodwaters will need some time to walk away, but it is expected that falls will be above 5-15 mm this weekend, the Bureau of Meteorology said

Floodwaters will need some time to walk away, but it is expected that falls will be above 5-15 mm this weekend, the Bureau of Meteorology said

However, large falls in the southeastern corner of the state are expected to decline on Friday, predictors predict.

Waterfalls up to 5-15 mm are expected on weekends, says the Bureau of Meteorology.

Meanwhile, severe to extreme heat waves occur almost everywhere north of Longreach north of Longreach.

Those most extreme conditions are felt between Cairns and Townsville, and northwest of Mt Isa.

Showers and thunderstorms are predicted in the far north and Cape York from the beginning of next week, and the showers will return to much of the state from Sunday.

A dangerous swell will continue until Friday, but this weekend will relieve as ex-Tropical Cyclone Uesi heads south. Gold Coast beaches remain closed.

An evacuation center was established in the Gold Coast following flood warnings for the Coomera River, which affected the residents of Oxenford, Hope Island and Helensvale

An evacuation center was established in the Gold Coast following flood warnings for the Coomera River, which affected the residents of Oxenford, Hope Island and Helensvale

An evacuation center was established in the Gold Coast following flood warnings for the Coomera River, which affected the residents of Oxenford, Hope Island and Helensvale

On Thursday, Gold Coast residents were urged to move to a higher area when a downpour blew away cars and flooded roads.

Images published on social media showed wild rapids on the road at Tamborine Mountain, with a wall of water that flooded stores.

Gold Coast woman Yang Chen, 26, walked with a man near Gorge Falls in the Tallebudgera Valley when he lost sight of her at 11 p.m. on Wednesday

Gold Coast woman Yang Chen, 26, walked with a man near Gorge Falls in the Tallebudgera Valley when he lost sight of her at 11 p.m. on Wednesday

Gold Coast woman Yang Chen, 26, walked with a man near Gorge Falls in the Tallebudgera Valley when he lost sight of her at 11 p.m. on Wednesday

Meanwhile, an investigation is underway into the missing woman Yang Chen, 26, who disappeared in the Gold Coast hinterland while hiking with a man near Gorge Falls in the Tallebudgera Valley.

Authorities are concerned because many creeks are still overflowing after the heavy rains last week.

Her disappearance comes when a nine-year-old boy has to be rescued after being sucked through a drain in the city on Wednesday.

The body of a man who had chewed on the Mary River on the Sunshine Coast was also discovered earlier this week.

Following the flood warnings for the Coomera River, an evacuation center was established that affected the residents of Oxenford, Hope Island and Helensvale.

Flood waters need some time to walk away, but according to the Bureau of Meteorology it is expected to be above 5-15 mm in the weekend.

There are warnings for coastal areas between Bundaberg and the NSW border.

This includes a major flood warning for the Condamine River, downstream from Warwick in southern Queensland, and the Coomera River.

There were major flood warnings on Thursday evening as more than 140 mm of rain was dumped over the northern suburbs in just three hours. Pictured: closed road due to flooding in the Gold Coast

There were major flood warnings on Thursday evening as more than 140 mm of rain was dumped over the northern suburbs in just three hours. Pictured: closed road due to flooding in the Gold Coast

There were major flood warnings on Thursday evening as more than 140 mm of rain was dumped over the northern suburbs in just three hours. Pictured: closed road due to flooding in the Gold Coast

A major flood warning for the Logan River in Beaudesert, along with a mild warning for the Albert River on Thursday will continue until Friday.

Widespread heavy falls in the southeastern corner of the state will begin to fall off Friday, especially on the Gold Coast, predictors predict.

In the north almost everywhere north of Longreach play heavy to extreme heat waves, except in the northern peninsula.

Those more extreme conditions are felt between Cairns and Townsville, and northwest of Mt Isa.

Showers and thunderstorms are predicted in the far north and Cape York from the beginning of next week, and the showers will return to much of the state from Sunday.

A major flood warning for the Logan River in Beaudesert, along with a mild warning for the Albert River on Thursday will continue until Friday

A major flood warning for the Logan River in Beaudesert, along with a mild warning for the Albert River on Thursday will continue until Friday

A major flood warning for the Logan River in Beaudesert, along with a mild warning for the Albert River on Thursday will continue until Friday

The wild weather comes as Tropical Cyclone Uesi continues its way south, towards the east coast

The wild weather comes as Tropical Cyclone Uesi continues its way south, towards the east coast

The wild weather comes as Tropical Cyclone Uesi continues its way south, towards the east coast

Dangerous swell that has lured some of Australia’s best surfers to the Gold Coast will continue on Friday as the ex-tropical Cyclone Uesi tracks east of the Queensland-NSW border.

Uesi continues to fuel wild weather, including dangerous surfing and wave conditions off the NSW coast, particularly around Byron Bay, Coffs Harbor, Port Macquarie and the Hunter coast.

Flood warnings remain in effect for rivers along the NSW coast, while a low pressure trough moves further south in the aftermath of Uesi.

The affected areas include the Tweed, Wilsons, Brunswick, Marshalls, Wooli, Bellinger, Upper Nepean, Tuggerah Lake, Orara River, Weir River and Paroo River.

Sydney is confronted with more wet weather the weekend after last week’s flood, with rain showers and thunderstorms expected on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, particularly in western Sydney.

Rain is also forecast for much of the NSW coast on Friday with large waterfalls expected in Sydney, the Northern Tablelands, Mid-North Coast, Hunter and South Coast.

Cars drive on flooded roads in Sydney on Sunday after a heavy rainstorm that hammered New South Wales

Cars drive on flooded roads in Sydney on Sunday after a heavy rainstorm that hammered New South Wales

Cars drive on flooded roads in Sydney on Sunday after a heavy rainstorm that hammered New South Wales

High rainfall in the last week – the worst in about 20 years – has caused great damage with flooding and storm damage to Greater Sydney and coastal areas.

Thousands of Sydney members are still suffering from power outages caused by the torrential rains of last weekend.

Around 15,000 homes and businesses are without electricity in Sydney and the Central Coast, including three schools in Arcadia, Peakhurst and Somersby, and energy suppliers have warned that repair work is unlikely to be completed until the end of Sunday.

“In the worst affected areas, the network is being rebuilt street by street,” Ausgrid said.

But the rain has also brought much needed relief to firefighters and the NSW Rural Fire Service on Thursday could finally say there were no open fires for the first time this season.

“All fires are locked in so that we can really focus on rebuilding people,” said NSW RFS vice-commissioner Rob Rogers in a video on Twitter.

There are currently 24 fires in NSW, all south of Sydney.

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