Flash flooding, energy outages and theme parks underwater: east coast devastated by storm

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Southeast Queensland (pictured) is bracing for more storms after torrential rain swamped the region causing flash flooding that closed roads and theme parks on Saturday


Australia’s east coast has been lashed by a ‘as soon as in each 100 years’ storm inflicting flash flooding and leaving 1000’s of properties with out energy. 

Southeast Queensland is bracing for extra storms after torrential rain swamped the area, inflicting flash flooding that closed main roads and theme parks on Saturday.

The devastation hit the Gold Coast the toughest with 325mm of rain falling at Loders Creek and greater than 200mm within the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Rain is predicted to proceed lashing elements of Queensland and NSW as a brilliant cell that prompted bucketing rain and flash flooding strikes south in direction of Sydney.  

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Kimba Wong mentioned the extreme storms have been a ‘one-in-100-year occasion’.

Southeast Queensland (pictured) is bracing for more storms after torrential rain swamped the region causing flash flooding that closed roads and theme parks on Saturday

Southeast Queensland (pictured) is bracing for more storms after torrential rain swamped the region causing flash flooding that closed roads and theme parks on Saturday

Southeast Queensland (pictured) is bracing for extra storms after torrential rain swamped the area inflicting flash flooding that closed roads and theme parks on Saturday 

Bushland is seen burnt by fire as rain pools in large puddles at Bilpin, in the Blue Mountains, following torrential rain

Bushland is seen burnt by fire as rain pools in large puddles at Bilpin, in the Blue Mountains, following torrential rain

Bushland is seen burnt by fireplace as rain swimming pools in massive puddles at Bilpin, within the Blue Mountains, following torrential rain 

‘The very best complete that now we have recorded is 330 millimetres at Loder Creek on the Gold Coast, so some very heavy rainfall there,’ she mentioned. 

Ms Wong advised Each day Mail Australia that rain could be extra remoted and never as widespread within the coming days. 

‘We’re extra remoted showers over the subsequent few days,’ she mentioned.

The Bureau mentioned torrential rain was easing up however warned floods might nonetheless flare up.

‘Water on the bottom and may linger for somewhat bit particularly if the bottom is already saturated,’ she mentioned.

Extra average showers and storms are forecast for the area for Sunday with falls of as much as 15mm predicted. 

Residents have been warned to brace for extra extreme storms anticipated on Sunday night time.

Rain is expected to continue lashing parts of drought-stricken NSW. Pictured: A stormwater drain overflows in North Sydney for the first time in months

Rain is expected to continue lashing parts of drought-stricken NSW. Pictured: A stormwater drain overflows in North Sydney for the first time in months

Rain is predicted to proceed lashing elements of drought-stricken NSW. Pictured: A stormwater drain overflows in North Sydney for the primary time in months

Saturated fields on the Gold Coast on Saturday (pictured) are seen after heavy rain lashed down on the area, causing flash floods

Saturated fields on the Gold Coast on Saturday (pictured) are seen after heavy rain lashed down on the area, causing flash floods

Saturated fields on the Gold Coast on Saturday (pictured) are seen after heavy rain lashed down on the realm, inflicting flash floods

In NSW, downpours over the previous few days have offered aid for a state ravaged by bushfires, with the variety of blazes dropping from 111 to 73 in six days. 

The state’s northeast and Northern Rivers areas are tipped to obtain additional showers on Sunday, as a system that has prompted bucketing rain and flash flooding in Queensland strikes south.

A New South Wales Bureau of Meteorology spokesman advised Each day Mail Australia that storms have been anticipated state-wide on Sunday.

‘Thunderstorms is perhaps gusty and would be the worst within the Northern Rivers, Northern Tablelands and the mid-north coast,’ he mentioned.

‘Sydney is anticipating some showers and risk of thunderstorms however not as dangerous as up north.’

‘We’re seeing extra localised rainfall.’ 

A torrential rain bomb hammered down on Queensland and NSW on Saturday, with the Gold Coast the worst affected (pictured)

A torrential rain bomb hammered down on Queensland and NSW on Saturday, with the Gold Coast the worst affected (pictured)

A torrential rain bomb hammered down on Queensland and NSW on Saturday, with the Gold Coast the worst affected (pictured)

A car is seen by submerged by flash-flooding on the Gold Coast (pictured) on Saturday, as heavy rain lashed down on Queensland and NSW

A car is seen by submerged by flash-flooding on the Gold Coast (pictured) on Saturday, as heavy rain lashed down on Queensland and NSW

A automobile is seen by submerged by flash-flooding on the Gold Coast (pictured) on Saturday, as heavy rain lashed down on Queensland and NSW

Flash floods minimize the M1 Motorway at Helensvale for nearly seven hours on Saturday as particles blocked the drains and emergency employees struggled to pump the water clear.

Hundreds have been trapped in site visitors gridlock earlier than the M1 lastly reopened simply after 1pm. 

Gold Coast theme parks Film World, Dreamworld and Whitewater World Theme Park have been hoping to reopen on Sunday however remained underwater at 11am.  

Stunning footage of the devastation confirmed Queensland residents escaping by way of boat and floating down flooded streets. 

A Facebook user reported seeing a shark (pictured) floating past is flooded street in Burleigh Heads, a suburb of the Gold Coast

A Facebook user reported seeing a shark (pictured) floating past is flooded street in Burleigh Heads, a suburb of the Gold Coast

A Fb consumer reported seeing a shark (pictured) floating previous is flooded avenue in Burleigh Heads, a suburb of the Gold Coast

Theme parks MovieWorld and Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast were shut on Saturday due to the flooding (pictured)

Theme parks MovieWorld and Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast were shut on Saturday due to the flooding (pictured)

Theme parks MovieWorld and Moist’n’Wild Gold Coast have been shut on Saturday as a result of flooding (pictured)

On Saturday, large deluges hammered the Gold Coast, whereas Clothiers Creek in NSW recorded recorded 78mm of rain in only one hour.

A resident of Burleigh Heads in Queensland even posted an image displaying what he claimed to be a shark floating down his flooded avenue.

The Fb consumer wrote: ‘Nothing like a shark swimming down the road.

‘Ahhhh, Australia. Burning one minute. Sending killing machines to swim into your lounge the subsequent.’ 

Whereas it is unclear if it’s a shark, the realm is thought to have bull sharks within the close by Burleigh Lake.  

THE FORECAST IN YOUR CITY  

 SYDNEY

Sunday: Min 20. Max 25. Rain

Monday: Min 20. Max 25. Storms

Tuesday: Min 20. Max 31. Sunny

Wednesday: Min 21. Max 29. Sunny

Thursday: Min 23. Max 36. Sunny

BRISBANE

Sunday: Min 23. Max 30. Storms

Monday: Min 24. Max 33. Rain

Tuesday: Min 25. Max 34. Rain

Wednesday: Min 25. Max 34. Bathe

 Thursday: Min 26. Max 34. Cloudy

MELBOURNE

Sunday: Min 17. Max 28. Storms

Monday: Min 24. Max 33. Rain

Tuesday: Min 25. Max 34. Rain

Wednesday: Min 15. Max 30. Cloudy

 Thursday: Min 15. Max 23. Bathe

 ADELAIDE:   

 Sunday: Min 15. Max 23. Rain

Monday: Min 16. Max 24 Rain

Tuesday: Min 14. Max 27. Cloudy

Wednesday: Min 18. Max 31. Windy

 Thursday: Min 14. Max 22. Bathe 

 PERTH:     

 Sunday: Min 16. Max 30. Sunny

Monday: Min 18. Max 31. Sunny

Tuesday: Min 16. Max 25. Cloudy

Wednesday: Min 14. Max 25. Cloudy

 Thursday: Min 15. Max 27. Sunny

 CANBERRA:  

 Sunday: Min 14. Max 30. Rain

Monday: Min 15. Max 27. Storm

Tuesday: Min 14. Max 25. Rain

Wednesday: Min 13. Max 31. Sunny

 Thursday: Min 18. Max 29. Sunny

 DARWIN:   

 Sunday: Min 27. Max 34. Rain

Monday: Min 27. Max 33. Storm

Tuesday: Min 26. Max 33. Rain

Wednesday: Min 26. Max 32. Bathe

 Thursday: Min 26. Max 32. Bathe

 HOBART: 

 Sunday: Min 12. Max 21. Cloudy

Monday: Min 15. Max 19. Rain

Tuesday: Min 13. Max 19. Cloudy

Wednesday: Min 12. Max 27. Cloudy

 Thursday: Min 15. Max 23. Bathe

Supply: Bureau of Meteorology

 



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