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05 January 2011

QLD Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rain and Localised Flash Flood

Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane

Warning for heavy rainfall leading to localised flash flooding and potentially worsening the existing river flood situation.

For people in the Maranoa, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Southeast Coast, Wide Bay and Burnett and Capricornia forecast districts and southern parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields district.

Issued at 11:10 am on Wednesday 5 January 2011

Synoptic Situation:

At 10am EST, a trough extended from northwestern Queensland into the southern Maranoa.

The trough is expected to intensify as it moves slowly east over the next 24 hours.

Thundery rain areas with some heavy falls are expected to develop this evening and overnight over the Maranoa, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast districts and southern parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett and Central Highlands and Coalfields districts.

This heavy rain is expected to extend to the Capricornia and remaining parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett during Thursday.

The rain will ease over the Maranoa, western Darling Downs and southwestern Central Highlands and Coalfields during Thursday.

Heavy rainfall may lead to localised flash flooding and/or worsen current river flooding.

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