Hundreds of people were forced to evacuate their homes as Queensland struggles with a continuing flood crisis.
The Bureau of Meteorology warned on Tuesday night there will be a ‘tropical airmass with abundant moisture’ with strong thunderstorms bringing significant rain that could cause flash floods, damaging winds and large hailstorms.
A wealth of November precipitation records have been shattered in eastern Australia and the mix of heavy rain and thunderstorms is expected to cause further flooding in both states.
THE SES is keeping a close eye on the Macquarie River as it runs into the central NSW city of Warren, where it is expected to rise to 9.3 metres on Wednesday morning, bringing significant flooding.
Floods in Namoi river, in the north-west of the state, are still expected to occur, while high water levels are expected continues in Wee Waa.
River levels at the Macintyre Brook catchment area were expected to rise to flood levels around 2 a.m.
There is also a strong concern about river levels rising again and potential flooding along the Upper Macintyre, Gwydir and Namoi rivers.
There are now 17 flood warnings in effect across the country.
…But we are reporting Inglewood, apparently a 1976-scale flood. (In many parts of eastern Australia the early-mid 1970s, notably 1974 and 1976, brought record floods, typically of 50-100 year return interval.)https://t.co/iblgcF4ZyC pic.twitter.com/Gxli8FgMaR
— Gerg (@Gergyl) November 30, 2021
More than 200 roads are now closed across our state with more rain forecast today.
Remember to drive safely and avoid flood waters wherever you are.
And spare a thought for the people of Inglewood today. pic.twitter.com/2zob4BVU97
— David Crisafulli (@DavidCrisafulli) November 30, 2021
IMPORTANT FLOOD UPDATE Wednesday 1 December ‼️ #WARWICK AND #PRATTEN. Updated flood modelling from BoM suggests a 6.5m flood at Warwick around 7am today and a 7.3m flood potentially early to mid-afternoon at Pratten today. Rural Fire Service is door-knocking in Pratten. pic.twitter.com/lk5WbTuxoQ
— Southern Downs Regional Council (@SouthernDowns) November 30, 2021