A massive downfall is set for much of the state.
A massive downfall is set for much of the state. Eliza Goetze

Flood watch and severe storms possible for Bundy

A TROUGH system and an associated band of showers and storms will move into the southwest of the state today, shifting gradually eastwards across the state during the weekend.

The associated band of showers and storms will likely clear the coast on Tuesday.

Rainfall during the past week has wetted up some coastal catchments meaning river level rises are likely.

Widespread 24-hour rainfall totals of 30-70mm are possible about coastal catchments south of Gladstone during Sunday and Monday.

Isolated heavier falls in the range of 80-180mm are possible each day with severe thunderstorms.

Severe thunderstorm warnings will be issued during the event as required.

Minor flooding is possible across the flood watch area and isolated heavy rainfall may lead to localised flooding.

Rainfall totals and river level rises are expected to be significantly lower than those experienced in the Wide Bay catchments in October, and certainly nothing comparable to the widespread rainfall and flooding seen in Cyclone Debbie.

The Flood Watch area will be refined as the location of the heaviest rainfall becomes more certain.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

  • Calliope River
  • Boyne River
  • Baffle Creek
  • Kolan River
  • Burnett River
  • Burrum and Cherwell Rivers
  • Mary River
  • Noosa River
  • Sunshine Coast Rivers and Creeks
  • Pine and Caboolture Rivers
  • Upper Brisbane River
  • Lower Brisbane River (Tributaries of the lower Brisbane River only.)
  • Logan and Albert Rivers
  • Gold Coast Rivers and Creeks


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