Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Australia Day-2 (Ozzie)

for Heavy Rain 
For people in parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett, Southeast Coast and Darling
Downs and Granite Belt districts. 
Issued at 4:55 am on Tuesday 24 January 2012

Synoptic Situation: At 4am AEST, an upper trough extended over the southern
interior of Queensland. The upper trough is expected to remain slow moving today
while intensifying a little further into Wednesday. Moist NE winds will
otherwise continue to extend across southern Queensland today.   

Heavy rain which may lead to flash flooding is expected in areas southeast of
about Bundaberg to Goondiwindi today; initially developing on the coast and then
spreading inland during the day. 24 hour rainfall totals in excess of 150 mm are
possible. Locations which may be affected include Hervey Bay, Gympie, Toowoomba,
the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast.

In the 24 hours to 4am AEST, Bribie Island and Boreen Point received 119mm and
107mm respectively. 

A Flood Warning is current for coastal rivers and streams from Rainbow Beach to
Redcliffe and adjacent inland catchments. 

Emergency Management Queensland advises that people should:
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters. 
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains. "
source: Queensland Weather Bureau 24 January 2012

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