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Severe storms threaten flood-affected areas

Storms are redeveloping over flood-affected areas of Queensland and northern New South Wales, heavy enough to cause brief flash flooding but not nearly as intense as last week’s.

Flash flooding is easily the most likely feature of the storms which will lead to brief rises in rivers and creeks. Large hail and damaging winds are also a possibility, but mainly on high ground.

The biggest storms are forming on and near the ranges but are travelling to the northeast towards the coast. These are slow-moving bringing as much as 30mm of rain in under an hour.

Binna Burra, on the Queensland side of the NSW border, recorded 31mm in the hour to 1pm EST.

Some showers and storms are also forming to the north, west and south, including in the vicinity of St George, Emerald, Rockhampton, Bundaberg and the NSW Northern Tablelands.

The trough causing these storms is combining with a southeasterly change moving up the coast and this will bring further storms on Wednesday.

After dying in the evening, storms are a good chance to become severe again on Wednesday, especially in the afternoon and over inland areas.

– Weatherzone



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