Short term weather trends to May 13, 2018
This La Niña has broken down and is more neutral in its state - Long range forecasting suggests that the Neutral La Niña-El Niño with a slight shift towards El Niño but only slight leading in to the next years wet season in November later this year.
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a cooler start to winter for Queensland with colder-than-average nights and close to average sunny days likely for the next three months.
April 16 - April 22 sharp decline is wet weather with a drying up of conditions are expected however cloudy days are likely to persist and some rain in South East Queensland this week influenced by a East Coast Low.
April 23 - April 29 Continuation of fairly dry conditions as we reach the end of the cyclone season however there are signals that indicate the first seasonal East Coast low may develop off Sunshine coast, SEQ and Northern NSW may cause some shower activity.
April 30 - May 6 East Coast Low may impact on SE Queensland and possible cooler conditions spelling more winter like conditions may also prevail.
May 7 - May 13 Fairly dry in South East Queensland .
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Handy Links & Moreton Bay Regional Council Advisories
Should they be required here is where to get Sandbags in the Moreton Bay Region
- Seqwater advises low flow releases from Somerset Dam into Wivenhoe Dam have stopped
- Seqwater advises flood releases from North Pine Dam have stopped.
If you are downstream of the dam, avoid fast flowing or deep water near waterways and floodplains.
No further updates for this weather event will be issued and Seqwater's Flood Operations Centre is no longer active.
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If Its Flooded - Forget it !!
With heavy rain falling across large parts of the state today, police are urging motorists to drive to conditions and heed the message: if it’s flooded, forget it.
A number of drivers were rescued after proceeding through flooded roads in the Wide Bay area yesterday.
As the rain moves further south, police are warning drivers particularly around the Sunshine Coast, Caboolture and Brisbane areas to slow down, turn their headlights on and increase their stopping distance.
Under severe storms or heavy rain bands, flash flooding can occur very quickly and without any notice – even on roads that you usually travel on without any issues.
Flash flooding can cause significant structural damage to roads, so even if you think it looks safe, you can never be sure exactly what is underneath the water.
No matter what car you drive, no matter what bike you ride, no matter what shoes you wear – if it’s flooded, forget it.