Wild Weather Forecast With More Rain On The Way
Severe weather outlook
The Weather Bureau is forecasting more rain for the Gold Coast on Tuesday morning following a good overnight soaking.
Falls of 30mm and above have been recorded across a wide stretch of the Coast, with Springbrook in the Hinterland topping the gauges with 58mm from 9am Monday.
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Queensland has also been warned to expect more tropical cyclones and widespread river flooding over the next six months.
It comes as the Bureau of Meteorology [BOM] has released its severe weather outlook for summer with more severe storms forecast.
Emergency Services Minister Mark Ryan said the southeast also faces a higher bushfire risk this summer.
"Although we always hope for the best, you've got to expect the worst and plan for the worst," he said, "because that big weather is coming".
Furthermore, the Bureau's outlook is expecting an above average risk for cyclones for the north and flooding for the east.
Senior Climatologist Greg Browning implores that now is a good time to get homes ready with severe weather patterns potentially generating a more active cyclone season.
"Queensland sees about four tropical cyclones in a typical year," he warns.
"The outlook is suggesting there is about a 66 per cent chance of seeing above average numbers, so there is every chance we could see the normal four tropical cyclones in Queensland this season"
“The last two seasons we saw below-average tropical cyclone numbers, this season the outlook is suggesting there is a good chance we will see average or slightly above average,” he said.
The next four cyclones will be named Paddy, Ruby, Seth and Tiffany.
Meantime, parts of the state are expected to gush a month worth of rain in just a few days.
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