Flood warnings as downpour continues in south-east Queensland

Date: 2021-11-11 23:00:19

Flood warnings are in place as a downpour continues to fall in Brisbane and south-east Queensland.

The Bureau of Meteorology had a moderate flood warning for Macintyre River, Dumaresq River and Weir River.

Umbrellas are taking a beating in Brisbane City.Credit:Felicity Caldwell

Minor flood warnings were out for Barcoo River, Bungil and Myall Creeks and Paroo River while Bulloo River and Upper Dawson River Catchment were of concern.

BOM senior meteorologist Felim Hanniffy said the south-east copped the heavy falls overnight because of thunderstorms, with more to come on Friday.

“Areas near Caboolutre had falls from 50 to 90 millimetres, with Rose Creek receiving 104 millimetres,” he said.

“Nambour Daff on the Sunshine Coast got 71 millimetres, which was the heaviest November rain for over 15 years.

“A lot of rain around the Brisbane and south-east received a lot of rainfall in about a one-to-two-hour period.”

Mr Hanniffy said rain was moving across with Friday expecting to see the “back edge of a weather system”.

“Heavy rain and a possible storm is likely in the morning and early afternoon,” he said.


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