Flooding Deluge hits SE Queensland and the Sunshine Coast

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Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Gold Coast & SE Queenslanders were hit by flash flooding with a monster storm that erupted last night and into the early hours of the morning.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued multiple severe thunderstorm warnings for heavy rainfall and life-threatening flash flooding through the night as the deluge passed over.

Localised flash flooding from the intense rainfall has occurred around SE Queensland. A nursing home unit complex was evacuated overnight due to flash flooding in Mt Coolum – read more on the ABC News website.

Several cars were also submerged in the downpour as well homes evacuated and power outages along the coast. Read more on the Sunshine Coast Daily website.

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Cars underwater at Nambour Plaza yesterday afternoon

Meanwhile, a search is underway for a missing woman feared drowned in the Gold Coast flash flooding. Read more on Channels Nines website.

The torrential rain has eased but there is still a possibility of more heavy rain this morning on the coast.

From about Tewantin on the Sunshine Coast to Mullumbimby on the Northern NSW coast were saturated by over 150 mm of torrential rain along the coastal fringe in the space of a few hours.


Standard Emergency Warning Signal Sunshine Coast for intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding!

Posted by Higgins Storm Chasing on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Rainfall rates across Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast & SE Queensland

Cyclone Uesi continues to track south to the southern Coral Sea and poses no threat to the Australian coastline.  The cyclone may bring slightly increased swells along the NSW coast fringe in the next few days and a few showers.

The next few days should see an easing of the heavy rain and severe weather across most of the SE Queensland coast with just a few showers and possible thunderstorms.

Sunshine Coast Road Closures due to flooding

Visit Sunshine Coast Council’s Disaster Hub for more up-to-date information.

  • Colemans Rd, Yandina
  • Vee Rd, Yandina
  • David Low Way, Mount Coolum
  • Yandina Bli Bli Rd, Maroochy River
  • Bli Bli Rd, Bli Bli
  • Old Maroochydore Rd (Maroochydore Rd), Forest Glen
  • Lindsay Rd, Buderim
  • Mcdonalds Rd, Palmwoods
  • Chevallum Palmwoods Rd, Chevallum
  • Highlands Rd, Eudlo
  • Crosby Hill Rd, Tanawha
  • Glenview Rd, Glenview
  • Louis Bazzo Dr, Pomona
  • McKinnon Dr, Ringtail Creek

Visit Higgins Storm Chasing, South Brisbane Storms or Oz Cyclone Chasers on Facebook for further updates, live weather and more.

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