More thunderstorms today after deluge swamps southeast

 

More storms are predicted today after southeast Queensland, including Brisbane City, was hit by flash flooding, heavy rainfall, power outages and traffic chaos on Tuesday.

Bureau of Meteorology's Ricus Lombard said while the wet weather would continue today, yesterday was likely to have been the heaviest of falls.

Some parts of southeast Queensland received almost 70mm of rain in just an hour on Tuesday morning. Picture: Dan Peled
Some parts of southeast Queensland received almost 70mm of rain in just an hour on Tuesday morning. Picture: Dan Peled

"There will be some showers returning again in the mornings, there's still a pretty good risk of showers and a storm later in the afternoon." he said.

"Once you get into Thursday there's still some showers around and decreasing a little bit more coming into Friday, it's easing through the later part of the week."

Flash flooding was reported in parts of southeast Queensland. Picture: Liam Kidston.
Flash flooding was reported in parts of southeast Queensland. Picture: Liam Kidston.

On Tuesday, a severe storm system with heavy rainfall was first detected near Bribie Island, Scarborough and Beachmere at 8.30am, with a whopping 65mm falling in one hour at Banksia Beach.

By 9.30am, the storms hit Brisbane CBD, dropping 23mm of rain over the city in one hour.

Several roads across the southeast experienced flash flooding in Rothwell, Carseldine, East Brisbane, Griffin and Gympie.

Eden Herlihy, 2, from Currumbin makes the most of the wet weather. Picture: Adam Head
Eden Herlihy, 2, from Currumbin makes the most of the wet weather. Picture: Adam Head

Eagle Farm recorded 69mm of rain since 9am yesterday, while Forest Lake had 61mm of falls.

More than 2200 properties lost power in Moreton Bay and Brisbane throughout yesterday's storm.

 

More rain is expected to fall in Brisbane and across the southeast on Wednesday. Picture: Dan Peled
More rain is expected to fall in Brisbane and across the southeast on Wednesday. Picture: Dan Peled

 

 

For two-year-old Eden Herlihy, her mother Noa Herlihy said the rain was one of her favourite ways to play.

"Eden loves the rain she loves singing the "rain rain go away" song and as long as she can splash around and get muddy she's happy," she said.

"She was soaked and covered in dirt but she went home very happy and content."

 

 

TUESDAY'S RAINFALL TOTALS

Eagle Farm - 69mm

Forest Lake - 61mm

Hemmant - 61mm

Murarrie - 57mm

Clagiraba - 57mm

Coolum - 54mm

Bulimba - 54mm

Maroochydore - 54mm

Coolum - 53mm

Camp Hill - 53mm

 

Originally published as More thunderstorms today after deluge swamps southeast