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Continuing heavy rainfall for Queensland southern coastal regions


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 120-180mm are forecast for the warning area today, with further rainfall expected tomorrow before the trough moves further north on Wednesday.

Overnight a number of locations in the Gold Coast Hinterland, Sunshine Coast and Hervey Bay recorded over 100mm, with the highest falls recorded at:

  • Upper Springbrook – 223mm
  • Lamington National Park (O'Reillys) – 159mm
  • Springbrook – 157mm

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services is urging the public to stay tuned for the latest official forecasts and warnings from the Bureau, and follow the advice of local emergency services.

Avoid travel, if possible, while warnings are in place and remember: if it’s flooded, forget it.

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Warnings will be updated as required, as this is a dynamic and changing forecast scenario.

See the latest Flood and Severe Weather Warnings.