Thursday, May 18, 2017

Weather: Heavy rain set to drench Australia's east coast, flood warnings issued

A severe weather event which will bring with it a month's worth of rain in just a matter of days is set to lash Australia's east coast.
Rainfall is set to begin from late Wednesday
 and continue through to Saturday.
The wet weather will stretch from Queensland to Tasmania, bringing unusual May falls to inland parts of New South Wales and Queensland.

Parts of Queensland affected by Cyclone Debbie just over a month ago are set to be hit hardest with up to 200 millimetres of rainfall expected in the north over the next three days.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued an initial flood watch for Queensland coastal catchments from Cairns to Gladstone, including Townsville, Mackay and Rockhampton, extending inland to include parts of the Burdekin and Fitzroy catchments.

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