World news – Roads become raging torrents, motorists are saved

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Chaotic scenes unfolded in southeast Queensland on Sunday when, in pouring rain and flash floods, cars went submerged, fast water rescued, roads damaged and torrents of water poured through the streets.

In some places, nearly 300mm of rain fell over the weekend and severe storm warnings were issued for much of the day.

On the Gold Coast alone, there were 131 calls to the SES for help. On the Gold Coast alone, there have been several rescue operations in southeast Queensland and an emergency warning for parts of the Gold Coast.

Several videos have been uploaded to social media of cars submerged in flood waters, including on Mudgeeraba Creek near Austinville Road and in Logan.

Following emergency warnings for the area, Mt. Tamborine was shattered by severe falls that caused flash floods.

In Logan, a street in Shailer Park was exposed to flash floods, which severely damaged the street.

The drains were unable to handle the immense volume of water, causing large cracks and potholes to crack open the Bichman and lift the road over the curb.

Images from areas like Beenleigh and Logan Village show roads blocked with low-lying areas alongside streams and rivers that have been overwhelmed by flash floods.

Among the four severe weather warnings that are still up to date at 6:45 p.m., one was a severe thunderstorm warning for heavy rainfall for people in parts of the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay municipal areas, stating that near Caboolture, Burpengary, Deception Bay, slow severe thunderstorms were noted Water and Beachmere at 6:05 p.m. and were directed towards Mount Mee and Wamuran before expected to reach Bribie Island and Beerburrum shortly after 7:00 p.m.

Another severe thunderstorm warning related to heavy rainfall for people in parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett, and the southeast coast.

It was released at 6:09 pm and said severe thunderstorms that could lead to flash floods were likely in the warning area in the « next few hours ».

« Locations that may be affected are Maroochydore, Moreton Island, Yeppoon, Caboolture, Caloundra, Marlborough, Byfield, Miriam Vale, Nambour, Redcliffe and Seventeen Seventy, » it said.

There was also a severe rain warning for people in parts of the south-east coast, stating that « there is a risk that widespread heavy rainfall will develop overnight on the south-east coast ».

« A coastal trough located over the eastern parts of the southeast coast is expected to deepen overnight and through Monday. The trough is expected to slide south by Tuesday when a cold front approaches southeast Queensland from the west, » it said of warning.

« Heavy precipitation, which can lead to flash floods, is possible in areas east of Jimna, Ipswich and Rathdowney overnight and into Monday. Six-hourly precipitation amounts between 100 mm and 180 mm are possible, with occasional heavy precipitation occurring during thunderstorms. »

Affected locations are Gold Coast, Brisbane, Maroochydore, Caboolture, Coolangatta, Moreton Island, Cleveland, Caloundra, Beaudesert, Jimboomba, Mount Tamborine and Redcliffe.

A severe rain storm warning has also been issued to people in parts of Channel Country as well as Maranoa and Warrego.

« A strengthening upper trough will combine with deep tropical humidity tonight to form a significant rain band in southwest Queensland. If the cloud band thickens by Monday, areas of heavy rain will develop in the morning, » it said.

« Heavy precipitation, which can lead to flash floods, is expected to occur throughout the canal country from Monday morning and become more likely in the afternoon and evening. Six-hourly precipitation amounts between 50 mm and 75 mm are likely in areas with locally stronger falls during thunderstorms. »

Locations that may be affected include Thargomindah, Eulo, Nappa Merrie, Mt. Howitt Station, Orientos, and Ballera.

Previously, an emergency alarm was issued for parts of the Gold Coast, in which residents in lower-lying areas were asked to prepare for possible flash floods.

The Queensland Fire and Rescue Services issued an emergency alert at 3:45 p.m. and asked residents of the Currumbin, Mudgeeraba and Tallebudgera catchment areas to monitor the situation.

« Due to heavy rainfall, low-lying properties in these areas are likely to be affected by flooding in the coming hours, » the warning said.

The heaviest rainfall on the Gold Coast was on Hotham Creek near Pimpama with 169mm from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The area was surrounded by 113mm of rain in just one hour and 243mm of rain over the weekend. The same weekend total was also recorded on Clearview.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that our wet start to autumn will take days.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued to people in the Ipswich, Redland City, Brisbane City and Moreton Bay council areas, with the Bureau of Meteorology identifying « heavy and slow activity ».

The office warns at 3:10 p.m. that severe thunderstorms have been detected on weather radar near Brisbane CBD and Enoggera.

« Upper Brookfield and Samford are expected to be affected by 3:40 pm and Mount Nebo and Highvale by 4:10 pm.

Jindalee recorded 70mm in 1 hour by 2:55 p.m. and Mount Tamborine recorded 98mm in less than 2 hours by 2:15 p.m. Forest Lake recorded 59 mm in 1 hour by 1:45 p.m. and Hotham Creek recorded 113 mm in 1 hour by 1:15 p.m.

Bonogin also recorded 82mm in 1 hour by 11:40 AM and 136mm in 2 hours by 12:40 PM.

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According to the Queensland Fire and Rescue Services, there were 83 calls for help in southeast Queensland in the 24 hours until 1 p.m. on Sunday.

It comes as much of New South Wales faces another day of pouring rain and flooding. The same system drives today’s wet weather between the Sunshine Coast and the Tweed.

« In the next few days we will see a different system from the west. »

« We will likely see less intense rainfall in the next few days, but more widespread. »

The Gold and Sunshine Coast was hit by heavy rain last night, with flash floods in some areas.

BOM meteorologist Matt Marshall said the worst overnight falls were on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, with Carrara recording 144mm and Pelican Waters 68mm since 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Wild weather has also closed a number of beaches along the southeast Queensland coast. Surf Life Saving Queensland confirms that the following beaches are closed:

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning on the Gold Coast last night, potentially causing flash floods in Coolangatta, Coomera and Hope Island.

Flash floods occurred on Stewart Road in Currumbin Waters, the Gold Coast Highway at the intersection of Miller Road in Tugun and Hardys Road in Mudgeeraba.

A dangerous surf warning is in place in waters off the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and Fraser Island. People should consider staying out of the water and walking near surf areas.

Mr Marshall said waves up to 2.5 meters had been observed on the southeast coast that morning.

« It’s just reaching the threshold that we’re sending a dangerous surf warning, but we expect it to peak today and wear off tomorrow, » Marshall said.

He said severe thunderstorms are possible in far west Queensland but are not forecast for southeast Queensland today.

Originally published as a severe storm warning when « heavy » system dumps 82mm in an hour

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