Over the last week through parts of
southeast Queensland and New South Wales we’re seeing multiple troughs that have
brought heavy to intense rainfall over the area. We saw a coastal trough last
week which brought the very heavy rainfall for multiple days, and that has
since move away from Australia. We have a second trough that’s sitting in the
inland areas which is allowing that moist flow to continue moving onshore,
and allowing showers and thunderstorms to develop through the eastern parts. Any
showers and thunderstorms that do develop are falling on already saturated
catchments, so there definitely is a risk with severe thunderstorms of flash
flooding. Which later could lead to some renewed rises in the rivers and streams.
The second system that we’re looking at is Tropical Cyclone Uesi which was
previously in Fiji’s area of responsibility, and is moving through the
southwest. It is likely that it could impact Lord Howe Island—leading to
damaging to destructive winds, heavy rainfall, and dangerous surf conditions.
The system is going to continue tracking southwest but it’s unlikely to reach
mainland Australia. The main impacts that are likely to be felt through southeast
Queensland in the eastern coast of New South Wales are hazardous surf
conditions due to those large and powerful swells. So if you are in the
area stay up-to-date with any warnings and forecasts, and on our website and app.