144mm of rain in some parts of Queensland
Heavy rain this morning has caused flash flooding across parts of southeast Queensland after an overnight deluge, and more rain is forecast today.
The Gold Coast hinterland region received 144mm of rain throughout the night while around 80mm of rain fell along the coast.
Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta saw 50mm fall in just half an hour.
Another 30mm of rain is forecast to fall in Surfers Paradise today.
The flooding caused peak-hour traffic problems with roads closed in Mudgeeraba, on the Gold Coast, and further north at Holmview, Eagleby and Waterford.
Despite a warning from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), motorists attempted to drive through flooded streets during last night’s storm.
Emergency services have confirmed officers were called to three incidents throughout the night where cars had driven into floodwaters and were unable to get out.
The deluge comes as towns in the state’s north and northwest continue to recover from widespread flooding after record amounts of rain fell during a low-pressure system that has since moved north over the water.
Yesterday, the BoM computer model predicted the weather system has a five to 20 percent chance of developing into a cyclone over the Gulf of Carpentaria and Coral Sea after rainfalls of about 500mm were seen in parts.
Wild weather was also seen over the weekend in the NSW Hunter Region, with nearly a month’s worth of rain falling across Singleton in just half an hour, trees were left uprooted and roofs were ripped from homes.
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