Flooding storm threatens new area after striking NQ

 

AFTER buffeting North Queensland with flooding rains, a low pressure system is tracking towards a new target.

The Bureau of Meteorology is now warning that the state's Central and North West regions could face "heavy rainfall and flooding" with damaging winds.

BOM meteorologist Rick Threlfall said up to 300mm could fall in 24 hours alongside thunderstorms.

Other areas can expect to be drenched with between 75mm and 150mm.

"While rainfall may be welcome in parts of inalnd Queensland, there is still uncertainty regarding the track of the low pressure system and where the heaviest falls will be," he said.
 


A Flood Watch has been issued for the Central West, Channel Country and Gulf Rivers.

The BOM warns that if the heaviest rainfall moves further south into the Central West, catchments are a lot drier, but significant rainfall may still result in river levels rising and flood warnings being issued.
 

WHAT THE WEATHER IS DOING WHERE YOU ARE:

QUEENSLAND

South-East Coast

Mostly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm inland late this afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.

 

Wide Bay, Burnett

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm inland from late this morning. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.

  Capricornia   Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm from late this morning, most likely inland. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.

 

Darling Downs, Granite Belt

Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm from late this morning. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the morning then becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 30 to 38.

 

Central Coast, Whitsundays

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the north, medium (40%) chance elsewhere, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low 30s.

 

Maranoa and Warrego

Mostly sunny. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the north, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm from late this morning. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures 35 to 40.    

 

Central Highlands

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers from late this morning. The chance of a thunderstorm from late this morning. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 30s.    

 

Herbert and Lower Burdekin (Townsville)

Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely during the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm, with possible heavy falls along the coastal fringe in the north early this morning. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.    

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