Several flood warnings in Queensland as rainy weather is on the way

Residents in one state have been warned of potentially “life-threatening” flash floods as rainy weather rains on parts of the east coast.

Queenslanders are warned to prepare for another dangerous weather event with flash “life-threatening” floods that could occur across the state.

Southeast, inland and tropical coastal areas could receive up to 400mm of rain in the coming days after already facing heavy flooding over the long Anzac Day weekend.

A major flood warning is underway for Cooper Creek in Windorah, with possible heavy rains since Tuesday that could potentially lead to a new rise in the river level.

Moderate flood warnings are in place for the Thomson River in Camoola Park and Eyre Creek in Bedourie, while there are minor flood warnings for the Barcoo River inside withdraw and the Georgina River in the Marion Downs area.

There are also initial warnings for minor flooding along the Bremer River in Rosewood and Warrill Creek in Amberley.

Sky News meteorologist Rob Sharpe said the predicted torrential rain could be “life threatening”.

“Some of the worst floods will occur in inland parts of Queensland, but even closer to the coast we could see torrential rains sometimes with flash floods that are life-threatening with this event,” he said.

“For Queensland as a whole, I think it will probably be one of the best Mays ever recorded, probably in the top three.”

Queensland Emergency Services are reminding the public to plan ahead if they are traveling this week and to keep up to date with the latest weather and flood warnings.

The worst of the rain is expected to start on Tuesday and continue through Thursday, but it could last five days.

There is also a strong wind warning on Monday for Sunshine Coast Waters, Moreton Bay and Gold Coast Waters.

It is expected to continue in those areas, as well as the coast of Capricornia and the coast of Fraser Island on Tuesday.

The Bureau of Meteorology is likely to release new and updated flood clocks later on Monday.

Minor flood warnings are pending across the country for the Bogan River in NSW, peaking at 2.9 million in Mudall on Monday.

Minor flood warnings are also in place for the Culgoa River in Kenebree, the Culgoa River in Brenda, and the Birrie and Bokhara Rivers in Goodooga.

In Western Australia, tropical cyclone Karim was last seen 700km west of Cocos Island at 2am on Monday.

While it is expected to intensify over the next few days, it is not expected to have a direct impact on mainland WA or the offshore islands.

There are also sea wind warnings in place for the west Kimberley coast and the east coast of Pilbara for Mondays and Tuesdays.

Melbourne drivers were alerted on Monday of fog in the inner, northern, eastern and southeastern suburbs of the city and in the Dandenong Ranges.

In Tasmania, there are final flood warnings for the Coal River, Huon River, Macquarie River, South Esk River, and lower Derwent River tributaries.

There is also a latest flood surveillance for the Southeast and Northeast River Basins.

Originally published as Queenslanders have warned of potentially life-threatening flash floods