Wild weekend weather for Warwick, flash flooding possibility
WARWICK could be in the firing line for some wild weather this weekend, according to a severe weather warning posted by the Bureau of Meteorology at 4.47am this morning.
A strong upper trough will move east into the southern interior of Queensland today, which will combine with an easterly wind flow to generate heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding over areas in the south east, including Warwick.
24 hour totals of 30 to 150mm are likely over inland parts.
Damaging winds, with peak gusts of around 90km/h, are possible near coastal areas and about the Scenic Rim as the surface trough or low develops on Saturday.
A Flood Watch is current for southeast Queensland from Fraser Island to the NSW-QLD border extending inland to include the Upper Condamine, Dumaresq and Macintyre Rivers.
Locations which may be affected include Hervey Bay, Warwick, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Maroochydore, Gympie, Stanthorpe and Caboolture.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Surf Life Saving Australia recommends that you stay out of the water and stay well away from surf-exposed areas.
* Check your property regularly for erosion or inundation by sea water, and if necessary raise goods and electrical items.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
The next warning is due to be issued by 10:50 am.