Weather: The rain bomb continues as deluge floods Queensland and NSW

The downpour hitting the east coast is expected to continue with part of Queensland setting a staggering decades-old record.

After facing a soak over the weekend and for much of this year, East Coast residents are bracing for heavier rains this week.

Queensland and NSW have faced torrential rains and flood threats, with many areas along the coast having their wettest start to the year in some time.

Up to 40mm of rain is expected on Monday in Sydney, with the city raining every day for nearly two-thirds of the year.

Meanwhile, Brisbane is expected to fare better with up to 10mm.

Sky News meteorologist Rob Sharpe said it’s been a tough five months for many people in those areas.

“Those showers still continue from central NSW to southeastern Queensland. In the following days we will also see some more showers further north, ”she said.

“It’s that constant rainy weather that’s been going on for the NSW coast and southeastern Queensland that many people are completely tired of at this point of the year.

“We are close to or actually having our best first five months of the year for many parts of that stretch of coast.”

It brought part of Queensland to experience the wettest May of the last 80 years.

“Some parts of the Sunshine Coast went over 50 omm, the last time it happened on the Sunshine Coast was in 1938,” Sharpe said.

In Queensland, severe flooding is expected to continue along Cooper Creek in Windorah until Tuesday, while there is a warning of mild to severe flooding on the Moonie River between Warrie Station and Fenton.

There are also major flood warnings for the Condamine River, the Balonne River to Surat and the Balonne River downstream from the Beardmore Dam.

In NSW, severe flooding is expected to continue along the Narran River in Angledool, while severe flooding is possible on the Culgoa River at Brenda, Weilmoringle and Kenebree.

Moderate flooding is also possible along the Bogan River in Mudall and Nyngan and the lower Bogan River in Mulgawarrina.

But there is an end in sight for people dealing with the rain bomb.

“The downpours on the east coast will begin to subside particularly from Thursday onwards. From that day on, only odd rain for parts of the east, “said Mr. Shape.

A dangerous surf warning has also been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for the NSW coast, with surf and swell conditions that should make activities such as rock fishing and boating dangerous.

That warning is expected to continue through Tuesday and also include the Fraser Island coastline, Sunshine Coast waters and Queensland’s Gold Coast waters.

The main life-saving bodies of surfing warn swimmers and boaters to reconsider getting in the water.

Originally published as The rain bomb continues as deluge floods Queensland and NSW

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