Major flooding continues in Queensland
Issued: 12.30pm AEST on Monday 28 February 2022
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued numerous major flood warnings across south-east Queensland and northern NSW with a severe weather warning remaining current for several parts of the region.
While the intense rainfall experienced across south-east Queensland, particularly around Brisbane, was not related to a tropical cyclone, it was of similar intensity in some areas.
Locally intense rainfall remains likely around the Gold Coast and northern New South Wales today.
The intense rainfall is expected to move south of the Queensland-New South Wales border during Monday afternoon. With many catchments saturated, dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding and landslides continue to occur, and emergency services are advising the community to monitor the situation closely.
Flooding impacts are being seen across south-east Queensland and into northern New South Wales. Major flood warnings are current for several rivers across the region including the Upper and Lower Brisbane rivers, Logan and Albert rivers, Bremer River and Warrill Creek, the Mary River, the Noosa River, and Condamine and Balonne rivers.
Flooding of the Brisbane River is impacting inner city areas. Peak water levels are expected to exceed moderate to major flood levels at high tide on Monday and Tuesday and will not fall below minor until later this week.
The flood warning for the Brisbane River continues to consider the releases from Wivenhoe Dam, being managed by SEQ Water.
Damaging to locally destructive wind gusts are possible at the Gold Coast and nearby hinterland areas this morning.
Flooding is impacting populated communities including Gympie, Maryborough, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich and Brisbane, and Lismore and Grafton.
Parts of south-east Queensland may see additional localised flash flooding in the coming week with indications that severe thunderstorms with large hail, damaging winds and heavy rainfall are possible around southeast Queensland from Wednesday and into the weekend.
Communities should be prepared for flood impacts and are encouraged to keep up to date with the latest forecasts and warnings on the Bureau's website and BOM Weather app, and to follow the advice of emergency services.
For more details visit: Queensland Warnings Summary (bom.gov.au)