Just when you thought it was over: Queensland braced for heavy rain, high winds and more flooding

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Just when you thought it was over: Queensland braces for heavy rains, dangerous winds – and even more flooding

  • Southeast Queensland braces for flooding as more than 100mm is forecast
  • Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather alert to southwest QLD
  • Extreme rain and flooding are expected over Bundaberg up to the Sunshine Coast
  • Harmful winds, heavy rains and dangerous surf are expected to reach the coast

In parts of south-east Queensland, more than 100mm of rain is expected in a matter of hours, with authorities advising residents to seek shelter

Extreme rain and flooding are predicted from above Bundaberg to the Sunshine Coast.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning late Sunday afternoon for damaging winds, heavy rains and dangerous surf for much of southeast Queensland.

More than 100 mm of rain and flooding is expected for south-east Queensland

More than 100 mm of rain and flooding is expected for south-east Queensland

The Warning Area extends along the coast from Seventeen Seventy to North Stradbroke Island near Brisbane.

The agency expects heavy rains and flash floods to develop in the southeast of the state on Sunday evening and through Monday, as a low-weather front from Hervey Bay runs south to southeast.

“Six hourly rainfall totaling between 120 and 160 millimeters is likely in certain areas,” the warning said.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for much of southeast Queensland

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for much of southeast Queensland

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for much of southeast Queensland

The Flood could be even more dramatic for communities east of Bundaberg, Maryborough and Noosa Heads, where isolated rainfall totals can reach from six hours to 250mm.

Several flood watch alerts have been triggered less than a fortnight after the state lost life and damaged property in a widespread rain event.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have urged people in the Alert Area to seek shelter, move their car under cover or away from trees, and not drive, walk or drive through floods.

Queensland was only ravaged by torrential rains and widespread flooding just two weeks ago

Queensland was only ravaged by torrential rains and widespread flooding just two weeks ago

Queensland was only ravaged by torrential rains and widespread flooding just two weeks ago

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