Queensland's rainfall outlook in one animated mapMonday January 28, 2013 - 08:07 EDT
Heavy rainfall prompted by ex-tropical cyclone Oswald is expected to continue and spread south across Queensland and into northern New South Wales over the rest of the Australia Day weekend.
The Bureau of Meteorology's suggest the heavy falls that have already caused havoc in central and southern Queensland will continue until at least Monday night.
The animated image above shows forecast rainfall every five hours over the Australia Day weekend.
The bureau notes these weather maps are produced from computer models and forecasters then use them to develop their official weather maps.
The maps suggest falls of more than 200 millimetres are expected in some areas within a three-hour period.
© ABC 2013
More breaking news
With another earthquake of 5.7 magnitude being recorded today near off the southern Queensland coast, meteorologists and oceanographers are keeping a wary eye on the potential for tsunamis.
A series of strong cold fronts which are moving in quick succession over southeastern parts of Australia threaten to bring low level snow over the coming days to parts of Tasmania.
Adelaide has recorded its chilliest July in close to 20 years, with both maximum and minimum temperatures colder than average.