Prepare for wild weather

GYMPIE may be in for some late thundery rain today. And according to weatherzone.com.au, much of south-eastern Australia is in for a few wild days – flooding rain, damaging winds and a cold wintry blast.

The Bureau of Meteorology yesterday issued a priority coastal waters wind warning for Sandy Cape to Point Danger for northerly winds increasing to 25/30 knots south of Double Island Point this morning, extending north to Sandy Cape in the afternoon.

Seas will increase to three metres.

Weatherzone meteorologist Brett Butschke said in the next day or two, 50 to 100 millimetres of rain will fall over a large area of Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, and Central Australia. “Some will see more than 100mm,” he said.

“The trough which caused the recent rain and storms has been playing with unseasonably high amounts of tropical moisture.

“This trough has now stalled and will deepen rapidly, causing some massive downpours across a large area,” he said.

These downpours will coincide with very strong and potentially damaging winds as a low develops.

For Gympie, today’s top temperature is expected to be about 27 degrees, with the possibility of a late storm.

There may be an early shower tomorrow but it should be mostly fine on Sunday.

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