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Rain for southwest, flooding eases for the coast

20/10/2017 - QLD

A trough moving through southern inland regions today will bring rain to the coast on Saturday, but is not expected to deliver the high rainfall totals seen earlier in the week.

The cloud band has already delivered some welcome relief to southwestern areas. The Bulloo and Paroo Rivers will be monitored over the weekend as minor flooding may occur. The rain band will shift into eastern districts on Saturday producing generally 10 to 30mm.

The rain will ease...

Heavy rainfall easing, flood warnings to remain in place

18/10/2017 - QLD

Severe weather warnings for the coastal trough which has delivered significant rainfall for Queensland over the past few days have now been cancelled.

A large section of the coast north of Brisbane, stretching from the Sunshine Coast to Gympie, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay and Proserpine, were all covered by severe weather warnings for heavy rainfall with the potential for flash flooding.

A number of rainfall observations sites recorded rainfall...

Persistent, heavy rainfall for southern and central Queensland coastal regions

17/10/2017 - QLD

A coastal trough is driving persistent, heavy rainfall again today for coastal regions from Bundaberg as far north as Proserpine, including Gladstone and Rockhampton and Mackay.

Overnight the trough shifted further north, and severe weather warnings remain in place for further heavy rainfall today.

A Flood Watch is current for coastal catchments for Capricornia and Central Coast districts, and flood warnings have also been issued.

Due to the slow...

Continuing heavy rainfall for Queensland southern coastal regions

16/10/2017 - QLD

A coastal trough is driving continued heavy rainfall for southern coastal regions between Gympie and Gladstone, including Bundaberg, which was impacted by heavy rainfall and flash flooding two weeks ago.

Severe Weather Warnings have been issued today for severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding. Damaging wind gusts of up to 90 km/h are also forecast for the Fraser Island coast.

Six-hourly rainfall totals in the range of...