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A Severe Thunderstorm Warning Has Been Issued for Brisbane So Stay Safe and Dry

You might want to stay indoors — we're expecting "heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding".
By Sarah Ward and Samantha Teague
February 02, 2021
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By Sarah Ward and Samantha Teague
February 02, 2021
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Brisbanites, it has been a dark and grey morning — and today, Tuesday, February 2, looks set to continue in the same gloomy and wet way. Yes, a storm is coming. So if you're currently reading this from somewhere dry and cosy, we suggest that you keep it that way for the rest of your Tuesday.

Brisbane isn't just in for any old wet weather, either. The Bureau of Meteorology has reported that "heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding" is expected — which, if you can currently hear the constant sound of raindrops on your roof, you're probably already experiencing. The storms are slow-moving, BOM says, but they're expected to affect the region between Bribie Island and Brisbane.

Within an hour this morning on Bribie, 65 millimetres of rain fell — if you're wondering just how wet this storm might be. It's forecast to move across the city, down to Greenback and Logan by around 9.55am.

As the storms approach today, the usual common sense tactics obviously apply: secure loose outdoor items and stay inside. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services's number is 132 500 if you need SES assistance.

Weather-wise, it's predicted to be wet for the next few days. Wednesday is set for more showers and a top temperature of 27 degrees, while Thursday is expected to get a shower or two as the mercury hits 29. A 20–30 percent chance of rain will hang around between Friday–Sunday, before showers are forecast again on Monday. Of course, that's just summer in Brisbane.

Stay dry out there. And remember to check Live TrafficTranslink and BOM for warnings and updates.

For more information about the Bureau of Meteorology's storm warnings, head to its website.

Published on February 02, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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