WARNING: Heavy rainfall and possible flooding on Fraser Coast

FRASER COAST communities are being urged to keep an eye on official weather warnings this Easter long weekend.

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The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting a wet start to the Easter holidays. Heavy rainfall in the Mary River catchment area could also lead to some flooding.

Forecasters said heavy rains were expected on Sunday, continuing into Monday.

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“Heaviest falls are likely to occur north of Fraser Island initially, extending southwards to the Queensland – New South Wales border by later in the day Sunday,” the Bureau of Meteorology said in a statement.

“Catchments to the north of the Sunshine Coast are generally dry and will be slower in responding to heavy rainfall. Catchments in the southeast corner however, are wet from recent rainfall and likely to respond quickly. Minor to moderate flooding is possible in the Flood Watch area from late Sunday into Monday. Isolated major flooding is possible. Localised flooding and disruption to some transport routes are likely,” it continued.

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The is also a warning for strong winds along the coast – including Hervey Bay and K’gari (Fraser Island) for today.

Fraser Coast residents can stay up-to-date with any warnings by clicking through to the Disaster Dashboard on Council’s website.

You can also view weather forecasts and warnings on the Bureau of Meteorology website.

Hervey Bay weather forecast – as at 10.30pm on Thursday, 01 April 2021:

Easter weekend weather forecast for Hervey Bay. IMAGE: Screenshot, Bureau of Meteorology.

Maryborough weather Forecast – as at 10.30pm on Thursday, 01 April 2021:

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Easter weekend weather forecast for Maryborough. IMAGE: Screenshot, Bureau of Meteorology.

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