Today's satellite photo of Australia shows ex-TC Marcia heading down the east coast and ex-TC Lam heading out of the NT into WA.
Today's satellite photo of Australia shows ex-TC Marcia heading down the east coast and ex-TC Lam heading out of the NT into WA.

More wet weather today but no flooding predicted for Lockyer

SETTLE in for more wet weather today as ex-TC Marcia makes its slow path south.

At 7.40pm the centre of the system was near Gympie and travelling to the south southeast at 20 kph.

An area of heavy rainfall extends around the southern side of the system, currently over the northern reaches of the Southeast Coast forecast district.

Three hour rainfall totals of up to 100mm were observed earlier this morning near ex-tropical cyclone Marcia, and are possible as it continues to move southwards.

The ex-cyclone and its rainfall should continue moving to the south-southeast today, producing a period of heavy rainfall lasting two to four hours over the remaining parts of the Southeast coast forecast district.

This should be followed by a rapid clearance, with the heavy rain contracting off the Gold Coast by late afternoon.

At the Lockyer Valley's final briefing yesterday from Council's Disaster Coordination Centre, the region has recorded rainfall figures well within the predicted 40 to 80mm with "no indication it will rise above these figures at this stage with no recorded flooding."

They predict further falls of 20-40mm in the council area today.

Again as a precautionary measure, sandbags will be available between 7am and 6pm at both the Laidley and Gatton Depots.

Over in the Somerset region there are several road closures including the D'Aguilar Hwy at Kilcoy and Mahon Rd at Coominya. See their website for the latest closures.


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