Updated Mar 23, 2021 - World
In photos: Millions under severe weather warnings amid Australia floods
Heavy rains and flooding pummeling Australia's east coast that have forced thousands to evacuate are set to continue for at least another day, forecasters warn.
The big picture: Rains have lashed New South Wales and southeast Queensland since last Thursday. Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters 18,000 people were under evacuation orders and the situation remained "dynamic," with western Sydney the area of "greatest concern." A natural disaster was declared in 16 areas.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with more photos and further details on the severe weather.