Severe thunderstorms to slam Queensland, NSW
Severe thunderstorms with the possibility of wind gusts in excess of 90km/h and large hail have been forecast for southwestern Queensland and central NSW.
After rain battered parts of Queensland and NSW on Saturday and a lull on Sunday, wild weather is forecast to hit parts of the two states on Monday.
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast severe thunderstorms for large sections of southwest Queensland including Quilpie, Windora, Cunnamulla and Thargomindah.
BOM meteorologist Rosa Hoff said severe thunderstorms were forecast to bring damaging winds, heavy rainfall and large hail.
⚡ Qld thunderstorm forecast ⚡ for tomorrow:— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) September 20, 2020
Storms are possible across much of #WesternQld, with severe storms likely in the southwest. Severe storms may produce damaging winds, heavy rain and/or large hail. Any severe storm warnings will be issued at: https://t.co/CinugnxqkN pic.twitter.com/3A81Mb371I
A flood warning is also in place for the Bulloo River near Quilpie after heavy rainfall over the last 48 hours.
While the river was falling on Sunday afternoon, renewed rainfall on Monday was expected to see it rise again on Monday.
⛈️ The severe #thunderstorms eased overnight, but a few regular storms continue in north, west and central #Qld. On the #MountIsa radar we can see showers and storms moving through the region, and we've picked up 10-20mm in our rain gauges so far. https://t.co/CocrScN4dU pic.twitter.com/fijKAPvRwE— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) September 19, 2020
Parts of Queensland and NSW experienced heavy rainfall on Saturday - with Vergemont Creek near Longreach in central Queensland copping 125mm in the 48 hours to 9am Sunday.
The same low pressure system which is expected to batter Queensland will also affect central NSW.
A broad area of the state west of the ranges is expected to receive severe thunderstorms on Monday, bringing with it heavy rain and damaging winds.
On Saturday Broken Hill, in outback NSW was hit by flash flooding after more than a month's worth of rain fell in 15 minutes.
Originally published as Severe thunderstorms to slam Queensland