Wet weather strands Warwick couple

WHILE stranded New South Wales property owners play the waiting game for floodwaters to recede so, too, do Warwick pair Lance and Raylene Berg.

New South Wales towns remained split in two yesterday, as the south-travelling water slowly rose and fell on its way through.

On a working holiday in the central region, Mr and Mrs Berg have found themselves stuck in Narrabri for the past two days.

Daughter Sarah Edwards said the pair had been working at a grain growing property, but work had drawn to a halt due to the water.

"They're very bored at the moment," she said.

"Dad has even started collecting and shining rocks."

On Saturday, the floodwaters blocked the road for vendors and buyers on their way to the female Angus sale at the Warwick Saleyards.

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Bryan Rolston said the weather outlook for Warwick was sunshine for the immediate future.

"We do get a new trough and wind change from Wednesday and that will increase thunderstorm activity over southern Queensland," he said.

"The rain will merge into thundery rain Wednesday night and the major rain event will be Thursday."

Warwick residents will see between 20-60mm of rain on Thursday, but Mr Rolston said that figure would vary between areas. He said temperatures will drop when the rain moves in, but would stay cooler when a change in wind direction takes place.

"At the moment we've got a persistent north-easterly, but we'll see cooler air coming up from the south.'


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