Wild weather is threatening to wreak havoc across large parts of central Australia bringing heavy rain, flash flooding and destructive winds over the weekend.
A massive cut-off low pressure system sitting on the southern border of Western and South Australia will start pelting down rain on Friday and continue throughout the weekend as it moves east.
Severe weather warnings are in place for South Australia, southeast parts of the Northern Territory, southwest Queensland and northwest parts of Victoria.
Western areas of New South Wales are also urged to stay alert for severe thunderstorms.
Severe weather warnings are in place for South Australia, southeast parts of the Northern Territory, southwestern Queensland and northwest parts of Victoria (pictured: students stand in the rain in Melbourne in June)
Large parts of central Australia are being warned of heavy rainfall, flash flooding destructive winds and large to giant hail
'There is a large low pressure system that is dragging a lot of pressure from the north to the south,' Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Grace Legge told Daily Mail Australia.
'We will see steady rainfall over the next 24 to 48 hours. But embedded in that, we will also seeing thunderstorms which will bring quite significant rainfall in a very short period of time which could lead to flash flooding.'
Some areas could see more than their average Spring rainfall in just a couple of days.
Over 50mm of rain is expected in parts of inland Australia, where the average annual rainfall is normally about 200mm.
This could cause roads to be cut off making some communities inaccessible.
'We have a warning for parts of southwest Queensland in place on Friday and there is a chance we might get thunderstorms that bring large to giant hail,' Ms Legge said.