SE Queensland Extreme short term and long term Weather Forecast for Bribie Island, Moreton Bay, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast regions.
This is a severe weather warning for the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay areas for tomorrow(05/02/2020). Further updates will be provided as to the progress of this extreme weather event.
Extremely heavy rainfall is forecast for the next 3 days over the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Gold Coast areas. Falls of over 400mm + are possible, which will lead to flash flooding and inundation of areas susceptible to flooding.
A strong coastal surface trough will be situated on the Sunshine Coast and just north of Brisbane early tomorrow morning and will interact with moist SE winds and an upper low to the west. This combination will produce extremely heavy to torrential rainfall to the north of Brisbane then extend down the coast as the day progresses. Please be prepared for any possible flooding that may occur.
15:05 Feb 04 QLD Flood Watch: South of Maryborough to the Nsw Border and Southern Inland Catchments
QLD Flood Watch: South of Maryborough to the Nsw Border and Southern Inland Catchments
Issued at 3:02 pm EST on Tuesday 4 February 2020
Flood Watch Number: 1
Minor flooding is possible from Thursday across parts of the Flood Watch area.
South east coastal catchments: Showers, thunderstorms and rain areas are expected from Wednesday afternoon through to Thursday afternoon. Locally heavy falls are likely, especially close to the coast and ranges of the Sunshine Coast.
Southern inland catchments: Persistent widespread showers, thunderstorms and rain areas are expected over southern inland catchments during Wednesday and Thursday, with locally heavy falls.
The weather will remain very unsettled towards the end of the week and into next week, with further significant rainfall possible over parts of the Flood Watch area.
The majority of catchments within the Flood Watch area have received rainfall over the last few weeks meaning rivers are more likely to respond to heavy rainfall.
Riverine flooding is possible during Thursday over coastal catchments, whilst inland catchments are more likely to see riverine flooding later in the week.
Localised flooding and minor disruption to transport routes is possible throughout the Flood Watch area.
Catchments likely to be affected include:
Sunshine Coast Rivers and Creeks
Pine and Caboolture Rivers
Upper Brisbane River
Lower Brisbane River(Specifically the Bremer River, Warrill Creek and Brisbane Creeks)
Logan and Albert Rivers
Gold Coast Rivers and Creeks
Wallam and Mungallala Creeks
Warrego River (QLD)
Paroo River (QLD)(Covered by an existing flood warning)
Bulloo River (QLD)
See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood and cyclone products for Queensland.
For more information on the Flood Watch Service: http://www.bom.gov.au/wat…/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml
Flood Safety Advice:
This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and creeks should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings.
Remember: If it’s flooded, forget it.
For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts.
This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219 at a low call cost of 27.5 cents, more from mobile, public and satellite phones.
Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/
Alert Source: Bureau of Meteorology
Remember if it’s flooded, forget it.
For more information refer to these weather forecast services
- Bureau of Meteorology
- Weather Warnings
- Higgins Storm Chasing
- South Brisbane Storms
- Oz Cyclone Chasers