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Tropical low to further intensify Queensland rain

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A tropical low developing in the Coral Sea is expected to bring heavy rainfall to northeast Queensland early next week, but the risk of a cyclone is low.

This part of Queensland has already seen plenty of rain this month. In the previous 24 hours until 9am this morning, Ingham received 146mm, 150mm in Halifax and 156mm in Rollingstone.


Video: More flooding in Queensland

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More flooding hit Queensland this week.  Here's a brief video from RT showing the flooding in action around the middle of this week.


Another tropical low for Queensland

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A tropical low developing in the Coral Sea is expected to bring heavy rainfall to northeast Queensland early next week, but the risk of a cyclone is low.

This part of Queensland has already seen plenty of rain this month. In the previous 24 hours until 9am this morning, Ingham received 146mm, 150mm in Halifax and 156mm in Rollingstone.


Flooding rain to continue in cyclone-hit Queensland

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Heavy rain in a sodden north Queensland is far from over with only temporary easing likely this weekend, according to weatherzone.com.au.


Tropical north Queensland flooding again

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Tropical north Queensland is being flooded again, barely a week after the most recent flooding and only a month after Cyclone Yasi hit.

The ground is highly saturated between Townsville and Cairns and cannot take much more, so a lot of this rain is breaching river banks and running across the surface.


More heavy rain drenches Queensland

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The monsoon trough is currently stretching through the Cairns area to the Gulf Country, causing heavy rainfall over the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, and Herbert and Lower Burdekin districts.

Southeasterly winds have been feeding moisture into the monsoon trough, causing heavy rainfall in coastal areas from Cairns to Mackay, where reports of more than 50mm were widespread.


The week ahead + the latest on the tropics

A big high is going to dominate the country this week bringing a return to sunny, settled, weather for many regions but a chance to really notice what has changed since last week.


ARCHIVES: Melbourne hail/flooding 12 months ago today

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Victoria, Australia was the victim of a savage hailstorm a year ago today and Melbourne was in the firing line that caused disruption to the big city.

The following footage shows the ferocity of the early autumn storm.


Widespread rain and storms for Queensland and New South Wales

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Moist winds feeding into a broad trough over the southern interior of Queensland have caused widespread rain and storms in the last 24 hours.

Especially heavy showers fell in southern Queensland and northeastern New South Wales due to a large storm band firing up late in the afternoon on Thursday 3rd.


New Cyclone threat for Queensland

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WeatherWatch.co.nz forecasters are again picking another tropical cyclone, this time for Queensland early next week.

Long range models are picking an area of low pressure to develop this weekend east of Cairns and potentially becoming a Category 1 cyclone, with winds averaging gale force and gusting as high as 100km/h.