Scenic Rim to prepare for soggy weekend with heavy rainfall

STORM: Scenic Rim SES members ready for whatever Mother Nature throws our way. Photo: Larraine Sathicq
STORM: Scenic Rim SES members ready for whatever Mother Nature throws our way. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

AFTER Mother Nature made herself known yesterday afternoon, with lightning strikes, power outages and a tree falling on cars in the main street of Beaudesert, weather forecasters are warning of heavy rainfall heading our way into the weekend.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Chris Joseph said volatile weather conditions are part and parcel of springtime in our region.

“It is also the start of storm season so we can expect more of this type of thing in the next week or so,” he said.

‘This weekend we should see a lot of rain throughout south-east Queensland developing later today and peaking tomorrow.”

Mr Joseph said there would still be rain around on Sunday and even into next week.

“Temperatures will also be cooler with a top of 10 to 20 degrees expected throughout the weekend,” he said.

“Rainfall could be in the 10 to 20ml range for Saturday and 30 to 35ml on Sunday.

“We are probably going to be issuing a flood watch for some catchment areas, so the advice would be to keep an eye out for warnings in areas where there is potential for flash flooding.”