A strong La Nina weather pattern across the Pacific Ocean continues to bring heavy rain to eastern Australia and over the past week has brought flooding all the way from Queensland to northern Tasmania.
Following over 200mm of rain is some parts of the Murray Basin northern Victoria is seeing unprecedented river levels through parts of the Avoca, Campaspe, Lodden and Wimmera catchments. Charlton, Rochester and Echuca were hardest hit on the weekend with Horsham and Kerang next in line for near record flood peaks this week.
Further north the flooding is easing over southeast Queensland and northeast NSW but west of the Darling Downs peaks are still travelling west along the Macintyre and Condamine/Balonne rivers. Mungindi, Surat and St George can both expect a major flood peak during the next 2 weeks.
The rain has cleared from southeastern Australia but some showers and thunderstorms will affect flood affected parts of Queensland each day this week. Around 15 to 30mm of rain should fall over the Darling Downs and SE Coast, thankfully not enough to cause any renewed flooding.
The Weather Channel
Source: The Weather Channel