The weekly rainfall map clearly shows the effect of the path of the tropical low and associated rainfall event. Rainfall of the order of over 200mm occurred in several locations although spots of about 400mm also were observed. Howard Springs received a total of 412mm in the recent rainfall event associated with intense tropical low.
In contrast, there are parts of the country officially decleared in drought with some nearly receiving the lowest rainfall on record. The istuation is grim with more areas expected to enter official drought declaration if rain does not occur soon.
The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2:50 pm, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Laidley and the McPherson Range. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east. Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Marburg by 3:20 pm and Ipswich and Coolangatta by 3:50 pm.
Other severe thunderstorms were located near Maroon Dam and Mount Barney. They are forecast to affect Kooralbyn by 3:20 pm and Little Nerang Dam by 3:50 pm.
Destructive winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.