Weather Now

This is your go to page on the current weather system impacting on South East Queensland.

Please note: Weather information is guided by the Bureau Of Meteorology , Oz Cyclone Chasers , Moreton Bay Regional Council and observations at Caboolture & surrounding districts of the Moreton Bay Region at 101.5 FM.

Special Note : For forward projects special notes on weather trends and the month ahead forcasting for the Moreton Bay Region and South East Queensland please go to our Dedicated Weather Trends Page. Handy links are available in each section below where available to view during after hours the latest information.

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Resources:   Articles on keeping you, your home or business prepared before and during storms

Summer Storms and being prepared with 101.5 FM

Storm Surge, What is it and how can you prepare?

Sandbags in the Moreton Bay Region

Keeping Prepared for storms around your home, business view our archive of guides and stories

Power Outages, Translink Train, Weather Warnings Queensland BOM, Weather Radar South East Queensland (Mt Stapylton) or Weather Radar South East Queensland (Marberg).

 

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Current Weather Events

This week:
Southerly Change on Tuesday night will bring temperatures down, and storms which will be fast moving to the coast.
Remainder of the week
For south-east Queensland, temperatures are set to increase into next week, with the possibility of thunderstorms dropping off later in the week.
Any showers will be very coastal during this period.
* There is a Tropical Cyclone Watch between Cape Flattery and Lucinda extending inland to Mareeba and Atherton.
* A tropical low is developing along the monsoon trough just over 200 km east of Innisfail, with conditions favourable for intensification into a tropical cyclone by Tuesday morning.
* The next tropical cyclone to form in the Australian region will be called Niran.
(For consistency with emergency messaging, please use the hashtag #CycloneNiran once it is named.)
* While there remains a range of possible scenarios, a direct coastal crossing is unlikely with the system most likely to meander off the coast for a few days and then track quickly southeast late in the week.
* However the system may drift close enough to the coast to bring gale force winds, heavy rainfall, and abnormally high tides to coastal districts over the next few days.
* Gale Warnings are current for the Cairns and Townsville waters, with Strong Wind Warnings for the Cooktown and Mackay waters. Strong winds or greater are likely to continue for several days, extending further south later in the week depending on the track and intensity of the tropical low or cyclone.
* Showers and thunderstorms increasing in the southeast today, with the risk of severe thunderstorms in the south eastern interior today and tomorrow, easing to showers from Thursday.
* Showers and thunderstorms clearing in the west and southern interior tomorrow, leaving hot and sunny conditions for the rest of the week with a low intensity to severe heatwave in the northwest for the next few days.
* Fire danger is forecast to increase to Very High on Wednesday in most western and southern interior districts.
* Cooler temperatures are expected in the southeast from Wednesday as a south easterly change arrives.

Technical Information:

Tide Times at Beachmere

Tide times at Beachmere is also available at https://tides.willyweather.com.au/qld/sunshine-coast/beachmere.html

Tide Times at Beachmere:

 

Flood Watch Advisories

Flood Watch also found here at http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20900.html

Moreton Bay Regional Council:

What Should You Do?

Monitor your local conditions
Check BoM radar imagery at http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR663.loop.shtml
Bureau of Meteorology weather warnings
Never drive, walk or ride through flood water
Stay clear and report overflowing manholes to Unitywater
Tune in to your emergency broadcasters: ABC radio 612AM, 101.5FM and 99.7FM

Important Contacts and Links

Life threatening emergencies: Triple Zero (000)
SES flood or storm assistance: 132 500
Council: (07) 3205 0555
Council local road conditions at council’s website
Unitywater: 1300 086 489
Energex: 13 62 62
Department of Main Roads

Moreton Bay Regional Council is encouraging local residents to make sure they are prepared. Keep up to date using the MBRC Disaster Portal

Inland Rivers impacting on Moreton Bay Region

Other Warnings

Wind Warnings also found at http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/marinewind.shtml

 

Hazardous Surf Warning for Queensland also found at  http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/hazardoussurf.shtml

 

Safety Advice

Surf Life Saving Queensland advise that:

  • People should consider staying out of the water and avoid walking near surf-exposed areas.
  • Rock fishers should avoid coastal rock platforms exposed to the ocean and seek a safe location that is sheltered from the surf.
  • Boaters planning to cross shallow water and ocean bars should consider changing or delaying their voyage.
  • Boaters already on the water should carry the appropriate safety equipment and wear a lifejacket.
  • Boaters should remember to log on with their local radio base and consider their safety management plan.

Severe Weather Warnings

Severe Weather Warnings also found here at http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ21037.shtml

 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services 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.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Surf Life Saving Australia recommends that you stay out of the water and stay well away from surf-exposed areas.
* Check your property regularly for erosion or inundation by sea water, and if necessary raise goods and electrical items.
* If near the coastline, stay well away from the water's edge.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

Handy Links & Moreton Bay Regional Council Advisories

Moreton Bay Regional Council opened three evacuation centres, at Bongaree (Bribie Island Rec Hall), Caboolture (Caboolture Memorial Hall) and Woodford (Memorial Community Hall) and opened at 10pm.

 

Important Contacts and Links

Sandbags in the Moreton Bay Region

Get Moreton Bay Regional Council : Moreton Alert

Life threatening emergencies: Triple Zero (000)

SES flood or storm assistance: 132 500

Council: (07) 3205 0555

Council local road conditions at council’s website

Unitywater: 1300 086 489

Energex: 13 62 62

Department of Main Roads

Parking vehicles under solid shelter, with the handbrake on and in gear

Putting wooden or plastic outdoor furniture in backyard pools or inside with other loose items

Drawing curtains and shutting doors

Packing a kit with essential medications, baby formula, nappies, valuables, important papers, photos, mementoes in waterproof bags, as part of emergency kits

Checking neighbours — especially new arrivals — are aware of the situation and are preparing

Remaining indoors with pets, not moving to public shelters unless advised by local authorities

Keeping a battery operated radio and Staying tuned to local radio 101.5 for further information

Plus Moreton Bay region Checklist:

  • Know the risks – think about the risks in your local area. How could a cyclone, severe storm, flood or bushfire impact you?
  • Prepare your family – prepare an emergency plan about how to respond to local risks, including an emergency kit of essential items including a torch, battery operated radio and spare food and water (for at least three days).
  • Prepare your property – check your gutters, roof, and insurance for house and other property. Get to know your neighbours and see if you can work together to get ready.
  • Stay alert – tune in to warnings with MoretonAlert (register at Moreton Alert or call council 3205 0555), listen to radio updates or log onto the Bureau of Metereology’s website.
  • Take action – activate your emergency plan, locate your emergency kit, secure loose items and if you are evacuating do so early and check road conditions before setting off.

For more information: https://getready.qld.gov.au/be-prepared and Moreton Bay Regional Council Disaster Portal

  • Re-check your property for any loose material and tie down (or fill with water) all large, relatively light items such as boats and rubbish bins.
  • Fill vehicles' fuel tanks.
  • Check your emergency kit and fill water containers.
  • Ensure household members know which is the strongest part of the house and what to do in the event of a cyclone warning or an evacuation.
  • Tune to your local radio/TV for further information and warnings.
  • Check that neighbours are aware of the situation and are preparing.

https://getready.qld.gov.au/be-prepared

Moreton Bay Regional Council new webpage official Sandbags Locator

Public Transport

Normal

Power Outages

Power Outages if updates not available here, then go here for a direct link https://www.energex.com.au/home/power-outages/emergency-outages

Road Closures

Road Closures in Moreton Bay Region may be found at https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Services/Roads/Weather-Impacted-Roads and State or National Roads at https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/listview.html

1 road currently closed

Strathpine Mott Street

 

If Its Flooded - Forget it !!

In the event of heavy rain falling, police are urging motorists to drive to conditions and heed the message: if it’s flooded, forget it.

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.

Sea Craft and Boat Advisories

Dams Update

Dams Stable

What Should You Do?

Monitor your local conditions
Check BoM radar imagery at http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR663.loop.shtml
Bureau of Meteorology weather warnings
Never drive, walk or ride through flood water
Stay clear and report overflowing manholes to Unitywater
Tune in to your emergency broadcasters: ABC radio 612AM, 101.5FM and 99.7FM

Important Contacts and Links

Life threatening emergencies: Triple Zero (000)
SES flood or storm assistance: 132 500
Council: (07) 3205 0555
Council local road conditions at council’s website
Unitywater: 1300 086 489
Energex: 13 62 62
Department of Main Roads

Moreton Bay Regional Council is encouraging local residents to make sure they are prepared. Keep up to date using the MBRC Disaster Portal at www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/disaster-portal

Seqwater advises that its Flood Operations Centre is on ALER.

What Should You Do?

Contact Triple Zero (000) for emergency assistance.
Relocate to higher ground if necessary (Higher ground maps show these areas including common road closure points).
View the latest road conditions at council’s website.
Tune in to your emergency broadcasters: ABC Radio 612AM, 101.5FM and 99.7FM.
Never drive, walk or ride through flood water. Most flood related deaths occur this way.

Seqwater will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates.

For more information please visit:

Dam release information                   seqwater.com.au

Somerset Council                                somerset.qld.gov.au

MBRC Council                                    moretonbay.qld.gov.au

Weather warnings, river heights     bom.gov.au

Road closures and transport             qldtraffic.qld.gov.au