Queensland is set to cop even more flood damage with multiple storm fronts expected to dump a deluge on the state in coming days.
The torrential downpour that hit on the weekend already saw towns including Dalby, Oakey, Applethorpe, Warwick, and Roma surpass their average February rainfall and Oakey and Warwick exceeding their monthly average in a day.
Dalby residents have been warned to prepare for more potential flooding, with Myall Creek expected to peak below three metres this morning.
Tropical Cyclone Uesi has formed in the Coral Sea just north west of Vanuatu and is expected to strengthen in the days ahead as it moves south towards New Caledonia tomorrow and Wednesday.
Shark nets and bait hooks have been pulled from Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast beaches in anticipation of dangerous swells over four metres expected by Thursday.
Rescues and near-misses
A couple feared swept away in floodwaters in Queensland's South Burnett Region has been found safe.
Police launched an appeal for information after receiving a report someone had been seen pushing a car in floodwaters on the Burnett Highway near Stockyard Creek at 8pm on Monday.
The car was later found abandoned.
Police today said the man in question had made contact with them and initial reports a woman was also missing with him were incorrect.
There were several rescues and near misses in floodwaters in Queensland overnight.
A couple were rescued from floodwaters at Morayfield north of Brisbane at about 11.30pm.
They were taken to Caboolture hospital after being trapped in floodwaters.
A teenager escaped unscathed when his vehicle was caught in flooding at Kurwongbah, also north of Brisbane, in the early hours of this morning.
A man in his 70s was taken to Toowoomba Hospital after being helped from floodwaters on Kingsthorpe Road at about 7.35pm.
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/queensland-weather-flood-warnings-as-south-east-braces-for-more-rain/7047ae91-c606-4ab5-99bf-910b106ecf7e