Tiddalik was neck-high in floodwater during the 2008 floods.
Tiddalik was neck-high in floodwater during the 2008 floods.

All eyes on the river as rain continues to fall

IT SEEMS Tiddalik is keeping a close eye on the Condamine just like some of our local weather watchers.

With the Bureau of Meteorology predicting rainfall between 40mm - 80mm in the next 24 hours for many parts of coastal and inland southern Queensland, Killarney is already soaked once again.

An inch of rain had fallen at The Head - the source of the Condamine River system - yesterday morning leaving the owners of bed and breakfast Oaklea Cottages questioning if another flood was perhaps on the way.

Neil Peterson said over the past week they had had six inches of rain.

"The creek is coming up," he said.

"It is about half-way full - the highest I have seen it since the last flood. It is going to keep coming up unless the rain eases."

Mr Peterson said the rain had not been overly heavy, just constant.

"I think there is more coming our way," he said.

"But hopefully not, I don't want to see another flood."

By late yesterday rainfall at The Head had eased.

Meteorologist Pradeep Singh said the rainfall will ease over the next few days but not clear.

"There will still be showers over the next few days," he said.

"There may even be some thunderstorms that could bring flash flooding. I can't see Warwick flooding any time soon."

Mr Singh said he doesn't expect Warwick to experience as much rain from the wide band across SE Queensland.

"The rain should be mostly along the coast," he said.

Flood warnings have not been issued for the Southern Downs area at this stage.

 

GUMBOOT WEATHER

  • Today - top of 23 degrees. Moderate showers.
  • Tomorrow - top of 26 degrees. Showers easing.
  • Thursday - top of 25 degrees. Possible showers.
  • Friday - top of 22 degrees. South-easterly change expected to bring more rain.


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