The storm is expected to move east to west over the next two to three days and will eventually bring high winds and rain.
“It will bring a lot of rainfall across the north of Australia, with potentially as much as six to eight inches of rain in the region,” Chief Meteorologist Matt Parr said.
“It’s also expected to bring some flooding along the coast of southern NSW, including some coastal areas, but we’re still getting some wind shear, which is a bit of a problem.”
The rain will start in western and eastern Australia before it begins to dissipate, with the heaviest showers and thunderstorms likely to fall in western Victoria and eastern Queensland.
The storm is the third cyclone to hit Australia since the start of the season.
The last storm to hit all three was Hurricane Katrina in 2004.
In addition to heavy rain, severe thunderstorms will also bring heavy downpours.
“A lot of areas will be affected,” Mr Parr added.
“There’s a lot that’s going to be a bit unsettled.”
A severe thunderstorm watch will remain in place for the region until Tuesday.
Topics:hurricane-storm,climate-change,storm-event,tropical-weather,sweden,australiaFirst posted May 07, 2019 16:56:16Contact Ashley WoodmoreMore stories from Western Australia