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Sodden QLD to expect more rain

Sam Brown, Wednesday January 30, 2013 - 15:34 EDT

Flood-affected parts of eastern Queensland may see more rain in coming days, although further flooding is unlikely.

Heavy rainfall associated with Ex Tropical Cyclone Oswald has resulted in significant flooding for parts of eastern QLD during the past week. Many river systems through the state's southeast are still exceeding their major flood levels.

Thankfully the rain has eased off, allowing most river levels to begin falling. However, a low pressure trough lingering near the state's coast brings the threat of more wet weather.

Showers will develop on Wednesday afternoon and continue into the evening for the southeast coast and adjacent ranges. These falls will generally be light, bringing less than 5mm to most places.

The rain will then continue into Thursday and spread further north. Falls of 5-15mm are likely south of about Rockhampton. The heaviest rain will occur near Brisbane, where 15-30mm is possible close to the coast.

Another trough will then move towards the region from the west on Friday. This system will allow isolated showers and storms to continue into the weekend.

Thankfully rainfall over the coming days will be much lighter than the soaking falls of the past week. Thursday will be the wettest day, although despite swollen rivers, this is unlikely to lead to any further significant flooding.

- Weatherzone

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