With streets and streets filled with rising floods, emergency alarms, and potentially life-threatening flash floods, La Nina continues to wreak meteorological chaos.
Three states could be hit by a weekend of wet and wild weather as La Nina continues to bring swarms of rain and damaging weather conditions.
With the current La Nina phase lasting longer than average and expected to continue into winter, rainy weather has lashed Australia’s east coast in another significant weather event in just a few months.
However, the weight of time will be troubling focused on Queensland. The state will be hit by its worst rainy day, after being destroyed by record days of downpours. During the night, Qld Fire & Emergency Services issued several emergency alerts with the Bureau of Meteorology warning of locally heavy rain that could lead to flash floods that are dangerous and life-threatening.
Queensland is preparing for the worst day
During the night dramatic photos emerged of the situation in Killarney along the Condamine River, which was affected by rising floodwaters.
Queensland’s Transport and Main Roads Twitter account also shared a series of roads in the southeastern state of Somerset that went underwater as of noon on Thursday.
This includes the Geoff Fisher Bridge in Fernvale, the Mount Stanley Crossing, and the Kilcoy Bridge Crossing.
The BOM predicted potential severe storms with heavy rainfall and damaging gusts of wind across the coast from Ayr to just before Brisbane and inland to Charleville.
Strong weather warnings for heavy rains are also in place for the southeastern part of the state, including areas such as Brisbane, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Maroochydore, Gympie, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Kingaroy, Caboolture, and Gatton.
“With a total of six-hour rainfall of between 100 mm and 160 mm, flash floods could occur during the early hours of Friday and continue until Friday evening,” the QFES warned Thursday night.
Locally intense rainfall is possible with thunderstorm activity and this can lead to flash floods that are dangerous and life-threatening.
Throughout Lockyer Valley all low-lying areas have been called upon to self-evacuate due to the risk of flooding.
Residents of Warwick, So, Noosa, on the Sunshine Coast and people on the Lockyer Valley regional council.
Bad forecast for NSW
After the fatal floods in February, the BOM predicts minor floods will be possible in the northern and central western areas of Castlereagh, Macquarie and Bell Rivers starting Thursday evening. Areas that may be affected include the Tweed and Rouse Rivers, the Brunswick River, the Richmond River, the Macquarie Ricer River, and the Bogan River.
Although the Bureau has predicted “widespread rain and humid conditions for Friday morning”, the rain is expected to subside by late morning with “only one or two showers expected”.
ACT will also not escape the downpour. BOM reports that it will continue to rain in the nation’s capital until late Friday morning, with isolated showers and even short periods of sunshine by the end of the day. The weekend will also see a high of 20 ° C and 19 ° C, with one or two showers at the start of the day.
Likewise, the same weather system that is affecting NSW and Queensland will also bring rainy weather to Melbourne, albeit in less extreme terms.
Flavors harmful to WA
Not to be outdone by Australia’s east coast, Western Australia has adverse weather warnings for fires, strong winds and floods.
Flash floods with six-hour rainfall ranging from 60 to 90 mm and total blocks of 90 to 120 mm could hit Onslow, with the BOM warning of flash flooding in the far north of Gascoyne and in the west to central regions of Pilbara.
Along the southern coast of the state, from Augusta to Israelite Bay, gusts of winds of up to 90 km / h could wreak havoc in the early hours of Friday morning. The Office predicts that the affected areas could include Albany, Esperance, Mount Barker, Hopetoun, Israelite Bay and Walpole.
Above Eucla, 11km west of the southern Australian border, a front is expected to bring strong north-to-north-west winds ahead of the front and moderate west-to-southwest winds behind the front. As of 3 a.m. local time, the BOM issued a major fire hazard to the area, with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services asking residents to monitor conditions and implement their survival plan. to forest fires.
Originally published as Queensland Weather: Worst day predicted since rain downpour for three states