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Australia: More Severe Weather Looms

Posted by feww on January 5, 2011

Speaking of Megadisasters …

Australia’s record flooding could last until May 2011

Who knows what back-to-back disasters looming around the corner …

Heavy rainfall leading to localized flash flooding, which could worsen the existing  river flood situation is forecast for the Eastern Darling Downs, Granite Belt, Southeast Coast, Wide Bay and Burnett and the Capricornia districts, BOM has warned.

Rockhampton Update


Issued at 6:47 PM on Wednesday the 5th of January 2011 (Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane)

Major flooding continues along the Dawson, Comet, Mackenzie and Fitzroy Rivers.

The Fitzroy River at Rockhampton has remained steady at about 9.2 metres during Wednesday. It is expected to remain about its current level overnight and into Thursday.

Flood levels will remain above the major flood level of 8.5 metres for 1 week after the peak.

Australian Region Infrared Satellite Image

Source: Image from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT-1R via Bureau of Meteorology. Posted: Wednesday 5 January 2011 13:31 UTC

Drought? What Drought?

Meanwhile, the south-west corner of Western Australia (WA) continues to experience its driest cropping season on record. The major wheat-growing region in the southwest of the state has received its lowest ever rainfall of 310mm (12.5 inches), some 12% lower tahn the previous low of 348mm recorded in 1914.

Queensland Weather and Warnings

Flood Warnings, Rainfall and River Information

New South Wales Warnings Summary

All Australia Weather Warnings

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