Boundary Rd damage from rain deluge from ex-cyclone Oswald. Photo supplied by Ergon Energy
Boundary Rd damage from rain deluge from ex-cyclone Oswald. Photo supplied by Ergon Energy submitted

Severe weather warning cancelled for CQ

UPDATE 10.30AM: Sever weather warning is cancelled for the Capricornia district.

The area of heavy rain and damaging winds has contracted south into southeast districts. Water levels are no longer expected to exceed the highest tide of the year about southern Capricornia coastal and island locations.

Flood Warnings are current for various rivers and streams, see www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings.

A separate Severe Weather Warning is current for southeast districts.

Emergency Management Queensland advises that people should:

* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.

* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.

* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

6.25AM: A severe weather warning is current for people in southern parts of the

Capricornia as ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald moves slowly south dumping  more heavy rain on the district.

Damaging winds with peak gusts of around 110 km/hr are possible over the southeastern Capricornia district, particularly near the coast.

These winds should ease within the next few hours as the system moves south.

Locations that may be affected by heavy rain include Gladstone and Tannum Sands. Six hour rainfall accumulations in excess of 100mm are possible, possibly leading to further rapid river and stream rises in the area. This area of heavy rainfall is expected to contract south during the next few hours.

Since 9am Saturday, Boolaroo Tops has recorded 455mm of rainfall. Areas near Gladstone and south to Bundaberg recorded 200 to 500mm in the 24 hours to 9am Saturday. A number of locations, including Rockhampton and Gladstone, have recorded their highest daily rainfall totals in recent days.

Issued at 4:46 am Sunday
At 3am the centre of ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald was located approximately 20km east of Baralaba and 130km west-southwest of Gladstone.

The system was moving southeast at about 15 km/h and is expected to accelerate south southeast during Sunday, contracting into New South Wales on Monday.

Heavy rainfall may lead to flash flooding and worsening of the existing flood situation over the southeastern Capricornia district.

 

Water levels on the high tide Sunday morning are likely to exceed the highest tide of the year about coastal and island locations near and south of Gladstone.

Flood Warnings are current for various rivers and streams in these districts, see www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings.

Severe weather is no longer expected in the Central Highlands and Coalfields district, and the warning for that district is CANCELLED.

A separate Severe Weather Warning is current for southeast districts.

 

 

 

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Central Highlands and Coalfields district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

Emergency Management Queensland advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

 

The next warning is due to be issued by 10:50 am.



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