Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Yuletide Keeps on Rising. Further Flooding Expected

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Yuletide Keeps on Rising. Further Flooding Expected

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Byline: Andrew korner andrew.korner@qt.com.au

THERE will be no reprieve from the soggy conditions which have plagued the lead-up to Christmas, with the Ipswich region to endure another week of solid rainfall.

With heavy rain, big tides and Wivenhoe Dam releases already topping the Brisbane River up to its breaking point, further flooding is almost a certainty tomorrow, Boxing Day and beyond.

The Bureau of Meteorology's six-day forecast paints a dim picture of rain, rain, rain, rain, rain and rain.

Senior forecaster Geoff Doueal said the Ipswich region could expect as much as 200mm of it between today and next Tuesday.

C[pounds sterling]There's a lingering upper trough over western Queensland,C[yen] Mr Doueal said.

C[pounds sterling]It's bringing those moist easterly winds.C[yen]

Although there is no definitive answer on when south-east Queenslanders can expect a bit of sun this summer, Mr Doueal said there were some signs that the rain clouds might begin to part next Tuesday. …

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