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Big wet continues in Moreton Bay Region

By Tanayah Wakefield

Heavy rain continues to batter the Moreton Bay Region causing flash flooding and the closure of more than 30 roads. Here’s what we know this morning.

Moreton Bay Regional Council advises there are 38 local roads closed across the region. Areas affected include Brendale, Caboolture, Cedar Creek, Closeburn, Dayboro, Deception Bay, Elimbah, Griffin, Highvale, King Scrub, Kobble Creek, Kurwongbah, Laceys Creek, Mango Hill, Moodlu, Morayfield, Mount Pleasant, Narangba, Neurum, Petrie, Rocksberg, Strathpine and Whiteside.

See the full list here

What to expect?

The Bureau of Meteorology says a strong upper trough combined with deep moist airflow is expected to bring widespread areas of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms across southern Queensland to the southeast coast today and overnight into early Wednesday morning.

Many catchments are relatively wet across parts of the flood watch area from rainfall received during the past few days.

Widespread rainfall totals of 50-70mm are expected for the flood watch area, with heavier isolated totals up to 100-150mm possible mostly with thunderstorm activity.

River and stream level rises are expected, particularly across the southern parts of the flood watch area. Minor to moderate flooding across rivers and creeks is likely over the next few days with isolated areas of major flooding possible.

Localised flooding and disruption to transport routes are likely within the flood watch area especially in South East Queensland.

The Pine and Caboolture rivers are among the catchments, listed by the bureau, likely to be affected.

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