Girl struck by lightning as storms linger over south-east Queensland


The climate bureau warns the storms will proceed all through Sunday however the rainfall is prone to be far much less, with falls of as much as 40 millimetres predicted.

“We may see showers and thunderstorms creating all through the afternoon however we’re not anticipating rainfall charges to be as intense,” meteorologist Kimba Wong mentioned.

Falls of 20 to 40 millimetres are predicted for the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Local flooding in the Brisbane suburb of Lutwyche on Kedron Brook on Saturday.

Native flooding within the Brisbane suburb of Lutwyche on Kedron Brook on Saturday.Credit score:Lydia Lynch, Brisbane Occasions

“Presumably a bit of bit larger in case you do get a storm roll over you,” Ms Wong mentioned.

In a single day, areas round Bundaberg within the Vast Bay-Burnett area had been the toughest hit, with 95 millimetres of rain falling within the six hours to midnight.

Coolum on the Sunshine Coast additionally acquired a drenching, with 91 millimetres of rain recorded.

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“The Gold Coast just about missed out final evening, which might be a great factor – simply a few mild rainfall totals of 5 to 10 millimetres,” Ms Wong mentioned.

“Many of the motion was across the Sunshine Coast, the place there could have even been some flash flooding simply because the land was already so moist from the evening earlier than.”

Flooding continues to subside on the Gold Coast after some areas recorded triple their normal month-to-month rainfall on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

The deluge hit Loders Creek the toughest with 325 millimetres of rain falling in 12 hours, and greater than 200mm recorded in components of the Gold Coast Hinterland.

The heavy rainfall additionally left hundreds of motorists trapped in visitors gridlock after the M1 Motorway was reduce for nearly seven hours on Saturday.

It reopened simply after 1pm.

-with AAP

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