IMPORTANT: Flood warning issued for Mary River

FORECASTERS with the Bureau of Meteorology have issued a minor flood warning for the Mary River.

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Heavy downpours have been observed with up to 150mm of rain across the upper areas of the catchment. Showers are expected to continue today.

BOM said river levels are expected to rise across the central parts of the Mary River and minor flooding is likely near Gympie.

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The Mary could reach minor flood levels of 5m at Tiaro on Sunday morning.

The river is currently at 2.15m and steady in Maryborough and is expected to remain below the minor flood level of 5m.

Despite rain continuing to fall across the Fraser Coast today, the good news is that conditions should improve from the weekend.

Partly cloudy conditions are expected in both the Heritage City and Hervey Bay tomorrow, with just a 5 per cent chance of rain.

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No rain and sunny conditions are expected on Sunday.

Meanwhile, emergency services are urging motorists in South East Queensland to follow all warnings.

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“If possible, reconsider the need to travel but if you must be on the road, and you do come across floodwater, back it up and find a safer route,” Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said on Facebook.


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