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Visitors at the city’s tourist attractions are being urged to look out for the largest tsunami warnings since Saturday night, when more than 8m waves rumbled out of the Pacific Ocean.
Sydney’s Harbour Bridge was closed on Monday night while emergency workers battled rising waters which have pushed down hundreds of metres of concrete.
The high tides have now been forecast to be a third higher than normal and the beach in northern Sydney was closed for three hours while officials dealt with the worst of the rising waters.
„While we are not expejarvees.comcting any tsunami threat to be seen for the entire week, we are working with the NSW Government and our emergency services to determine the best action is possible,” said the city’s mayor Rob Clarke.
With forecasters warning strong wave speeds could smash inland beaches along the southern coast of Sydney, tourists have been urged to be on the lookout for a giant tsunami as the Australian Capital Territory grapples with a major threat
People are being warned to not use the city’s footpath and riverbank to cross the floodwaters – just south of the city centre and about 100 kilometres south of Port Lympne. They can also avoid the high rises on the south-eastern side of the city.
Visitors can also take cover by taking shelter from the heat with sun loungers or sleeping in tents.
Police warned people to keep their eyes out for large boulders that could jostle cars and cars parked in floodwater.
The NSW Department of Emergency Services and NSW Emergency Services Coordination Services (SESCCS) say the riverbank is expected to flood after the flood warning is in place – which means there is a five-minute flood threat until Monday afternoon and a 10-minute flood threat until Monday afternoon.
It comes after a large aftershock of 10 to 15 metres hit northern Queensland, with reports of large waves pounding the waters along the coast.
In Victoria it was reported as high tides washed out roads in the central city of Yarra and parts of the northern beaches of Geelong and Collingwood, and a 40-metre flood was recorded near Sandringham on Thursday.
The flood threat is in effect until 9am this evening.