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Flood warning for upper Burnett River plus more rain

TOUCH DOWN: A lightning strike captured near Sharon. Photo: Ashley Clark / NewsMail
TOUCH DOWN: A lightning strike captured near Sharon. Photo: Ashley Clark / NewsMail Ashley Clark

A MINOR flood warning has been issued for the upper Burnett River, according to latest information from the Bureau of Meteorology.

BOM stated a peak around the minor flood level of 6.0 metres is possible at Eidsvold Bridge this morning.

River levels are currently expected to remain below minor flood levels downstream of Eidsvold Bridge.

Rainfall totals of approximately 60-170mm have been recorded across the upper Burnett catchment in the 48 hours to 3pm Monday.

Further showers and storms are forecast over the next few days, with locally heavy falls possible.
In the Upper Burnett River to Mundubbera, minor flood levels are rising on Three Moon Creek at Abercorn.

Mayor Cr Mal Forman said it was unlikely that this isolated flooding would affect residents along the lower Burnett River.

"Residents should continue to monitor the situation over the coming days and keep abreast of the latest warnings issued by the Bureau of Meteorology," he said.

BOM spokesman Jeff Carey said the dismal weather would persist until about Thursday, with temperatures remaining in the 30s.

"A southerly change on Wednesday will mean temperatures will get slightly cooler but we will still see the likelihood of rain and storms," he said.

Mr Carey said the ongoing weather was due to the combination an upper level low from NSW and a trough.

"Basically, the low is sucking in all of the hot air and bringing it this way and the trough is supplying instability, causing rainfall and windy conditions," he said.

"People should be aware that there will be showers and thunderstorms continuing until later in the week."

After a storm ripped through the Bundaberg region this afternoon at about 3pm, thousands of residents were left without power.

Ergon Energy spokesman Rod Rehbein said lightning strikes were the likely cause of the power outages.

"There were about one thousand homes over in the Avoca area without power, 700 homes affected in the Svensson Heights and West Bundaberg area and another 500 in the Avaondale and Yandaran areas," he said.

For more weather updates and road closures, keep on eye on www.news-mail.com.au and the NewsMail Facebook page.
 

 

 

Bundaberg rainfall report

  •  From 9am Friday to 9am Saturday - 92.6mm
  •  From 9am Saturday to 9am Sunday - 21.2mm
  •  From 9am Sunday to 9am Monday - 9.2mm
     

 

 


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.qldalert.com
 

Topics:  flood warning, rain, wildweather




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