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Stormy days for Queensland

Josh Fisher, Tuesday January 15, 2013 - 16:29 EDT

Thunderstorms are kicking off over southern and central parts of Queensland this afternoon. They are being generated within a broad low pressure trough. Similar to yesterday, these thunderstorms have the potential to be severe with damaging winds and heavy rainfall forecast. Heavy rainfall increases the risk of flash flooding in this area.

The trough which has been lingering around for the past few days has bought some wild and woolly weather recently. Wind gusts recorded last night in the Central West reached 127 km/h at Blackall Airport. At Camooweal, 109 km/h gusts were recorded.

Not only has it been windy in parts, the thunderstorms have also brought along heavy rain. Green Hills received 61 mm of rain over a 24 hour period. Many other stations also recorded large totals, Gregory Downs had 34 mm and Taroom saw 28 mm.

Thunderstorms are also anticipated for tomorrow. These storms should assist in bringing some more rain, with 50-60 mm projected in some areas. By Thursday, storms will become confined to the northwestern parts of the state.


- Weatherzone

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