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This weather info from the ABC is the better info out there without the “we`ll all be ruined’ said Hanrahan hysterics.



Emergency services are on standby with flash-flooding and powerful wind gusts expected to hit south-east Queensland from today, but it will not be as widespread as first predicted.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said a trough was moving faster than expected, slightly reducing the threat of heavy intense rainfall from Fraser Island to Brisbane's northside……

Stay safe peoples...  :)






For people in the
SoutheastCoast and parts of the
WideBay and Burnett and
Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 7:08 am Friday, 3 June 2016.

Synoptic Situation:

A strong upper trough will move east into the southern interior of Queensland today, shifting into southeast Queensland on Saturday, before moving off the southern coast during Sunday.

A surface trough will deepen near the Capricornia or WideBay coast during Saturday, with a low pressure system possibly developing and slipping southwards over southern Queensland waters during Saturday and most likely moving offshore or into New South Wales late Saturday or early Sunday.

A moist easterly wind flow to the south of the surface trough is expected to combine with the upper feature to generate heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, over areas southeast of about Hervey Bay to Toowoomba to Warwick on Saturday. 24 hour totals of 30 to 150mm are likely over inland parts, with falls in excess of 250mm possible nearer to the coast and ranges.

The heavy rain areas should contract southeast during Saturday, gradually clearing the Gold Coast late Saturday night or very early Sunday.

Damaging winds, with peak gusts of around 90km/h, are possible near coastal areas and about the Scenic Rim as the surface trough or low develops on Saturday.

The trough or low will also generate large swells as it slips southwards during Saturday, with dangerous surf conditions and significant beach erosion developing about exposed beaches between Fraser Island and the Gold Coast during Saturday, contracting southwards out of the Fraser Coast waters by Sunday.

Water levels on the high tide are likely to exceed the highest tide of the year about exposed beaches between FraserIsland and the Gold coast on Saturday and Sunday, particularly on the high tide Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Locally heavy falls are also possible today and early tomorrow over parts of the central and southern interior though are more likely to be associated with thunderstorms. Severe thunderstorm warnings will be issued as necessary.

A Flood Watch is current for southeast Queensland from FraserIsland to the NSW-QLD border extending inland to include the Upper Condamine, Dumaresq and MacintyreRivers.

Locations which may be affected include HerveyBay, Warwick, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Maroochydore, Gympie, Stanthorpe and Caboolture.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Surf Life Saving Australia recommends that you stay out of the water and stay well away from surf-exposed areas.
* Check your property regularly for erosion or inundation by sea water, and if necessary raise goods and electrical items.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 1:10 pm.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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Remember when the weather was at the other end of the news? And it went along the lines of "Heavy rain expected tomorrow".  Now it is the headline, the middle and the end. And it has to be extreme weather event, or a record (wettest 5 minutes since last time it rained). I know it is good to warn people of flood risks, but don't you think we have gone a bit far?

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Yes, I know what your saying Steve. I think it may have something to do with our newer generations?

 I may be on the wrong track here , between 1974 and 2010/11 apart from the usual cyclone events and rain events spawned off them, there were few major rain events causing mass flooding/damage taking in large areas of the state. A lot of 2000`s are remembered as very dry years. In parts of SEQ, there were kids born in those years who had never experienced medium let alone heavy rainfall. ( similar experience to NSW kids born during 8 in a row  :lol: ) So, from the 70`s on you have had a couple of generations born into not too many major rain events.


Records show that over the last 100-150 years SEQ, Brisbane Somerset and Wivenhoe catchment areas average out a reasonable rain event every 3 years ( this being the reason Somerset and Wivenhoe were built where they are) , but during those afore mentioned years the average 3 year cycles got blown out.


Then we got hit with the devastation of the 2010/11 and 2013 (Waldo?) rain events along with a few ‘supercells’ and now every time a ‘rain event’ is to occur the media and social media goes ballistic. With the tech age we live in now, a fly can not walk up the fly screen without everyone being told about it. :frantics: Certainly put warnings out for people but keep the hysteric levels down.

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