Wild Weather Forecast With More Rain On The Way

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The Weather Bureau is forecasting more rain for Brisbane following a good overnight soaking.

Falls of up to 35mm are expected across Monday and Tuesday with high temperatures forecast for the River City, heading for a top of 30 degree on Friday.

Stay up-to-date on the latest news with The Queensland Briefing - keeping you in the loop with breaking news as it hits.

Meantime, Queenslanders are being 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, kicking off this week is Get Ready Queensland Week, a time when residents across the sunshine state are urged to start preparing for disaster season.

More information and resources to help prepare for the severe weather season can be found here.


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Triple M Newsroom

12 October 2021

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