Short term weather trends to December 20

The Bureau of Meteorology has declared a La Nina Watch while at neutral status as of October 24, 2017, it now has a 50 % chance of forming a La Niña pattern in the ENSO outlook. The Bureau intends to investigate this further and look for further signs over the next 2-4 weeks before declaring we are in a La Niña patter for 2017-2018, at any rate consensus among climatologists are that this La Niña event will be both weak and short lived

The Bureau has released their cyclone outlook for the season.

This recent rain events have added three months of extra drinking water for southeast Queensland residents, with many dams replenished to near-capacity to the tune of  86 billion litres of rainfall entering the regions' dams.

Wivenhoe Dam has increased by 2 per cent, Somerset Dam has increased by 6 per cent and North Pine Dam has increased by 5 per cent.

Most of the dams are at capacity or nearing capacity with water levels ensuring plenty of water provided we have a normal monsoonal summer.

For South East Queensland Showers and rain up to Monday  with trough systems and on shore moisture influencing the weather , for South East Queensland most of the rain will be coastal and coastal inland with possible significant rainfalls

The Monsoon is hampered by several low pressure systems north of the Equator which is preventing moisture and wind flows to allow for the development of monsoon tracts to interact with Australia, the forecast models suggest for northern and Western Australia there will be a late start to the monsoon while in the western pacific the La Nina influence is stable and may surprise with a possible low systems which have potential to develop in to tropical lows or cyclones however they will not travel towards Queensland in mid to late December.

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Dams Update

SEQ Water advises that low level flow releases have ceased.

Should they be required here is where to get  Sandbags in the Moreton Bay Region

Road closures due to flood waters

1 road currently closed

Mount Delaney    Dewhurts Road Closed due to pending works, as a result of recent flood waters

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