Parts of Queensland destroyed by one month of rain in 24 hours


South East Queensland suffered a soaking during the last day with more than 70mm of rain falling overnight and no longer expected tonight.

The region is expected to be hit by an additional month of rain in the coming days with a risk of thunderstorms in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

“We saw about 25-45mm from the Sunshine Coast to the NSW border and well inland to Toowoomba and the Darling Downs as well.”

Parts of south-eastern Queensland were inundated overnight, receiving more than 70mm of rain. (New / Today)

Another wave of rain is expected to arrive from the west and some areas could receive up to 50mm of rain with storms, Mr Narramore said.

Mr Narramore said the office did not expect major flooding due to the rain given that the weather had been quite dry in recent months.

At Evans Head, 85.2mm of rain was recorded today, marking the wettest October day for the region in 11 years.

In Brisbane, 40mm have been recorded since yesterday and 79mm at Mt Glorious.

On the Sunshine Coast it was 67mm and in the Upper Springbrook 62mm.

A severe thunderstorm warning has since been issued for heavy rain and large hail in the southeastern part of the state.

Rain and showers will ease mainly on Wednesday, but more showers and thunderstorms will return on Thursday, with other severe thunderstorms possible.

The area is expected to receive more rain over the next few days.
The area is expected to receive more rain over the next few days. (New / Today)

Queensland is heading into the cyclone season, which begins in November and lasts until April.

“We normally have an average of 11 cyclones in our area of ​​responsibility which represents a huge part of the ocean from west to east across Australia,” said Mr Narramore.

“There is always a risk every year, especially from November to April, where a cyclone could be seen crossing the Queensland coast.

Residents of Forbes barricade their homes and businesses with sandbags as they prepare for an evacuation order amid the rising waters.

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“It’s good to be prepared in the coming months.”


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