January 7, 2011

Heavy rain for Sunday

Up to 150-200mm of rain could fall on the Gold Coast on Sunday.

The Bureau's Rainfall Forecast Maps as at Friday night predict the Gold Coast along with surrounding areas of the Hinterland and Logan to get the heaviest rain, with falls of 100-150mm for Brisbane and Ipswich.

This will be followed on Monday and Tuesday with more rain of approx 50-100mm on both days.

The current forecasted total rain in our corner of Queensland is set to receive the most over the next 4 days, with a possible total of 300-400mm.

The Bureau still has a Severe Weather Warning current for heavy falls causing localised flash flooding for people in the Southeast Coast & Wide Bay districts.

The State Emergency Service advises that people in the affected area should:
� avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters
� take care on the roads, especially in heavy downpours
� avoid swimming in swollen rivers and creeks

Contact the SES on 132 500 for emergency assistance if required.