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Severe thunderstorms continue across south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales


Issued: 2:35pm AEDT on Friday 04 March 2022

An east coast low off the New South Wales coast has weakened, however severe thunderstorms are still forecast for north-east New South Wales and south-east Queensland.

Isolated severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and locally heavy rainfall have been forecast for Queensland's south-east on Friday and across the weekend. Any rainfall that occurs may still result in river rises or flash flooding due to saturated catchments. The situation continues to be dangerous for riverine and flash flooding in creeks, streams and catchments.

Multiple minor to moderate flood warnings are current for south-east Queensland rivers, with major flood warnings in place for the Weir, Moonie, Condamine and Balonne rivers.

In New South Wales, severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall are still possible across the north-eastern parts of the state on Friday and Sunday.

Depending on where these storms develop, further river rises are possible over the coming days due to already saturated catchments.

While most flood waters are receding, numerous flood warnings remain current, including major flood warnings for Clarence, Hawkesbury and Nepean, Richmond, Gloucester and Weir rivers.

For the rest of New South Wales, showers and thunderstorms are likely to become more frequent in the south and south-east parts of the state during Saturday, extending to central areas on Sunday, and further north east on Monday. Some heavier rainfalls are likely, which may lead to renewed river rises and flooding.

Communities 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.

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