Bureau believes worst is over

THE big wet is set to ease, with showers and light rain predicted overnight breaking to scattered sunshine this afternoon.

Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecaster John Gardner said winds had gone to the south/south-east, so people should expect to see more rain today with conditions clearing by tomorrow.

Mr Gardner said a monsoon trough over the state was causing all the rain from the north-west to the south-east of Queensland.

“But at the same time, there’s a change moving from New South Wales, which is pushing the rain away from Warwick, and should soon turn it into showers. Basically the worst is over,” Mr Gardner said.

BOM issued a flood warning for Warwick about 7am yesterday, with flood conditions extended about 5.30pm yesterday.

“Further rainfall totals of 30 to 50mm has fallen across the upper Condamine catchment overnight causing fast stream rises in the upper Condamine catchment,” the report said.

“Fast stream rises are occurring upstream of Warwick causing major flooding in the Condamine River at Murrays Bridge, with minor flooding rising downstream at Warwick.

“River levels were expected to peak between Murrays Bridge and Warwick last night. Warwick is predicted to peak at about 8 metres by midnight last night causing major flooding in the area.”



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