Thursday Cloud clearing during the morning to a sunny afternoon. Winds W 25 to 35 km/h increasing to 30 to 45 km/h in the morning. Ipswich Max 21 Redcliffe Max 20 Sun protection 9:10am to 2:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High].
Friday Mostly sunny morning. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the evening. Winds W 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming W 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
Saturday Sunny. Winds W 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds SW 15 to 20 km/h turning SE during the morning.
Monday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds.
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A friend of a man feared drowned in floodwaters near Kyogle has told of "helplessly watching" the 72-year-old as he clung to a tree before being swept downstream.
Rain gauges as far north as the Gulf of Carpentaria and south to Ulladulla have received decent rainfall in the last 24 hours, some of which caused dangerous flooding.
Launceston's flood levees have been hailed as a game-changer in minimising the impact of the June flood emergency.