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All The Details You Need To Know As Ex TC Debbie Heads South

Brisbane is being warned they can expect ex tropical cyclone Debbie to hit the south-east Thursday night.

Forecasters are anticipating the now tropical low to bring severe weather with a flood watch and gale warning being issued.

It’s believed Brisbane could experience its total average rainfall for March in just one day, with a possible excess of 200mm predicted.

The Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast waters are expected to see gale force winds of around 100km/h along the coast and islands and over higher ground.

High tide water levels are also expected to exceed the highest tide of the year. However, authorities say it shouldn’t exceed the warning criteria after cancelling the abnormally high tide warning.


At 11am Wednesday, ex-TC Debbie was located over inland central Queensland, about 130 km west-northwest of Moranbah. She is expected to move southwards today before heading southeastwards on Thursday.

People living near waterways and catchment areas that are prone to flooding are being told to stay alert and be prepared to move to higher ground.

The Brisbane City Council is preparing for the deluge, with sandbags available outside the following centres for residents worried about flooding:

    Darra - 38 Shamrock Road, Darra

    Morningside - 9 Redfern Street, Morningside

    Newmarket - 66 Wilston Road (in carpark off Erneton Street), Newmarket

    Zillmere - 33 Jennings Street, Zillmere

    Lota - Herbert Street, Lota. (Available from 1.30pm Wednesday 29 March)

Seqwater is also getting ready for the increased rainfall, with Water Supply Minister Mark Bailey telling the Courier Mail they plan to release water from Somerset into Wivenhoe to level up the dams.

While Somerset currently sits at 74% and Wivenhoe at 67%, he said authorities had no concern about major flooding.

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