WET WET WET from Today

Raining

The Coast will start to feel it from today, and inland will begin to see rain and more rain from Thursday. A Flood Watch has also been issued for a second trough forecast to move through the southwest Channel Country and Western Queensland, bringing with it the chance of showers and thunderstorms … [Read more...]

Might Start to get Dry… Again

el-nino-watch

The BoM says chances of an El Nino developing later in the year remain with its latest update saying there’s around a 50 per cent chance of an El Nino evolving in 2017, about twice the normal likelihood. Sea surface temperatures in the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean have warmed in recent months, … [Read more...]

Heavy Rain Across the Region

car driving in rain

Council’s Disaster Management team say they are monitoring the rainfall event closely and report that so far falls of up to and in excess of 60mm have been recorded over a number of catchments. The Council team is calling for whole of community vigilance and for us all to be prepared. “Keep … [Read more...]

Severe Weather Touches Our Towns

SEQ weather

The Weather Bureau has issued a Severe Weather Warning which touches into some of Our Towns and comes as the South East of the State cops a big belting from the tail end of Cyclone Debbie. Areas affected by the warning include Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Southeast Coast … [Read more...]

Don’t Panic – But Be Prepared

Be preapred

This is the message from Goondiwindi Regional Council Local Disaster Management Group Chair Councillor Rick Kearney in response to the weather associated with Ex-tropical cyclone Debbie. “We are comfortable that whilst we might see up to 50mm of rain over the next few days, we should not face the … [Read more...]

Cyclone Debbie Update

Fooding

As the eye wall of severe tropical cyclone Debbie continues to impact the Whitsundays this afternoon the BoM Cyclone Warning Zone now shifts inland to Charters Towers, Mount Coolon, Moranbah, and Pentland. Townsville to St Lawrence and extends to include Townsville, Mackay. Areas to the south and … [Read more...]

Debbie Makes Land

storm winds

Cyclone Debbie is making landfall between Bowen and Airlie Beach…Homes have lost roofs and tress have been uprooted. Residents are being told to stay indoors and to take shelter. The destructive core is now expected to hit slightly north of Airlie Beach within the next hour, a little further … [Read more...]

Debbie Moves In

debbie 6-0950-28

Cyclone Debbie is battering the Whitsunday Islands and is on track to cross the coast at around 2pm near Bowen. BoM says Debbie is at Category 4 and moving at 6 kph and has winds gusts of up to 260 kph with gusts at the Centre at 175 kph. As a Category 4 Debbie is the worst cyclone to hit us … [Read more...]

Cyclone Debbie – Hours off The Coast

cyclone debbie 5-0700-28 march

The eye wall of severe tropical cyclone Debbie is soon to pass across the Whitsunday Islands as it thunders towards the Coast as a category 4 Cyclone. Hamilton Island is already reporting gusts of up to 175 kph and locals are being urged to stay indoors. Multiple agencies – and in partnership … [Read more...]