Tuesday, 31 March 2020
First Bushfire warnings, now Flood warnings

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a Flood Watch warning at 3.00pm today for possible minor flooding in the region including the Warrill Creek and Teviot Brook catchments.

This initial warning takes in areas from the coastal catchments south of Maryborough to the NSW border and southern inland catchments.

The Flood Watch notes that minor flooding is possible in parts of the warning area from Thursday.

South East coastal catchments: Showers, thunderstorms and rain areas are expected from Wednesday afternoon through to Thursday afternoon. Locally heavy falls are likely, especially close to the coast and ranges of the Sunshine Coast.

Southern inland catchments: Persistent widespread showers, thunderstorms and rain areas are expected over southern inland catchments during Wednesday and Thursday, with locally heavy falls.

The Bureau forecasts that the weather will remain very unsettled towards the end of the week and into next week, with further significant rainfall possible over parts of the Flood Watch area. 

Cooler daytime temperatures are also predicted for the rest of the week with the maximum in the mid 20s on Wednesday and Thursday and around 30 degrees on Friday.