Issued 4th March 2019: Showers, Rain & Storms increasing through Eastern QLD this week. Some storms likely severe with heavy rainfall. Above image via Weatherzone.com.au
A small low pressure system is forecast to track South West across the Coral Sea to near the Central QLD coast by Wednesday. (Red circle and track arrow).
A surface trough extending South from the low currently located off the QLD coast is forecast to shift West to be positioned along the coast early Tuesday morning. (Yellow line and track arrows).
Forecast for Monday: Scattered showers along the East coast tending more frequent and rain at times around the Sunshine Coast.
Forecast for Tuesday: Scattered showers and isolated storms increasing in the morning through the Wide Bay & Burnett, Fraser Coast including Fraser Island. This activity is expected to develop further north during the afternoon to also include the Capricornia, Central Coast & Whitsundays, Herbert & Lower Burdekin districts. Locally moderate to heavy falls possible under storms with some storms possibly severe with heavy rainfall leading to flash flooding. Showers again likely along the South East Coast into NENSW.
Forecast for Wednesday: Scattered showers and storms likely along most of the East QLD coast between Cairns and Brisbane. Some storms likely to be severe with heavy rainfall leading to flash flooding. Isolated showers and storms may also spread or develop further inland through the Darling Downs, Central Highlands & Coalfields districts.
The forecast for Thursday: At this stage is very similar to Wednesday with scattered showers and storms some likely severe with heavy rainfall through Eastern QLD. A strong gusty South East change is expected to move North through the South East QLD coast during the day. This change may increase thunderstorm activity through South East QLD depending on exact timing through various locations.
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