Weather warning issued for Southern Downs and Granite Belt

A SEVERE weather warning was issued yesterday for the Southern Downs and Granite Belt, with more rainfall expected today and into the weekend.

The Bureau of Meteorology said a deepening surface trough would drift into the region overnight and today, bringing with it heavy rainfall which could lead to flash flooding.

Twenty-four-hour totals of 50 to 150mm were likely, with isolated heavier falls expected.

At 3pm yesterday the heaviest rainfall was located on radar over the Caboolture area and Somerset Dam catchment.

In the six hours to 3pm, Cooloolabin Dam on the Sunshine Coast hinterland recorded 126mm and Kenilworth 100mm.

Shower and thunderstorm activity is expected in the wake of the cloud band through south-east districts this afternoon.

Official rainfall between 9am Wednesday to 5pm yesterday:

  •  Carr's Lookout - 51mm
  •  Killarney - 21mm
  •  Emu Vale - 19mm
  •  Warwick - 22mm
  •  Goomburra - 28mm
  •  Allora - 21mm
  •  Leyburn - 24mm


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