What To Expect From The Wild Weather In Brisbane Today
All schools have been closed across the southeast as ex tropical cyclone pummels Queensland.
Motorists have also been warned the boom gates are stuck UP at Mitchelton Train Station.
Brisbane schools could be closed with Police warning residents to stay off the roads as ex tropical Cyclone Debbie hits the southeast.
While schools are still open at this stage, Queensland Police say that could change later in the morning.
They are also advising parents to not leave their children at school late this afternoon over fears the severe weather will cause havoc across Brisbane.
We are now being told the rain is not going to let up during the day, with Police recommending people stay at home and off the roads if possible.
A flood watch is in place for the southeast with residents near waterways and catchment areas being told to stay alert and be prepared to move to higher ground.
DC: All Qlders need to be careful about what they do today & the choices they make. This afternoon, go home early. #bigwet— QPS Media Unit (@QPSmedia) March 29, 2017
Up to 150mm is expected to fall across the day.
Stay tuned to us during the day as we continue to provide updates on the situation.
As Brisbane prepares to feel the effects of ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie, we’re being warned to prepare for some wild weather.
A severe thunderstorm warning has already been issued for the southeast with concerns heavy rainfall will lead to flash flooding for the McPherson Range, Springbrook, Numinbah Valley, Little Nerang Dam, Tallebudgera and the area south of Canungra.
In just three hours Numinbah had 186mm of rain.
Brisbane has been put on flood watch, with residents being warned to stay alert in those areas prone to flooding.
The Bureau of Meteorology has warned residents there could be up to 150mm of rain today with the chance of a thunderstorm.
Winds are expected to reach up to 40km/h, with a gale warning in place for Moreton Bay as well as the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast waters.
Despite the clouds and heavy rain we’re already experiencing, we’re also being warned the UV index will reach extreme levels today.
Adding to the discomfort, humidity levels will peak at 87% with a maximum of 27C being forecast.
According to Weatherzone, you can expect the rain to fall heaviest at lunchtime easing to heavy showers in the afternoon.
The rain is predicted to ease slightly on Friday and into the weekend.