Foul Weather ahead

Well, we have a severe Weather Warning for the coastal areas of southern Qld for the next few days.  Extract below from the Bureau of Meteorology site

“TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST – SEVERE WEATHER WARNING – Issued at 4:35 pm on Monday 1 March 2010

for Flash Flooding and Damaging Winds

For people in the Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast forecast districts

Synoptic Situation: At 4pm, a trough extended across southern Queensland from a deep monsoonal low situated west of Windorah. A secondary low is also expected to develop along this trough near the Fraser Coast during Tuesday.

Areas of heavy rain are forecast to develop and cause localised flash flooding in parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast districts tonight and during Tuesday.

Damaging wind gusts to 100 km/hr are also forecast to develop about coastal and island communities between Noosa Heads and Sandy Cape during Tuesday.”

It is being called a ‘land cyclone’ and with lows whose pressure gradient was down to 996 you can see why.  Below are some pics formt he BoM website over the last 24 hours.  We have had a lot of rain overnight (still too dark to read the guage).  This will affect the surf, especially when if and when the low off the Fraser Coast develops.

Synotpic visual, charts and 4 day forecast:

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