Severe storms to hit NSW, QLD

Well, they wanted rain in NSW thay are going to get it big time, as wheat planting hasn't yet started there this can only be beneficial IMHO...

RESIDENTS on both sides of the NSW and Queensland border are preparing for a weekend of wild weather, with torrential rainfalls already recorded on the Sunshine Coast.

Severe weather is threatening the regions after falls of more than 100mm were recorded on the Queensland Sunshine Coast and Capricornia district overnight, weather forecaster Weatherzone say.

Lady Elliot Island received 127mm in the 24 hours to 9am (AEST), the heaviest rainfall in five years and the highest May rainfall in 10 years.

Kingfisher Bay also recorded its highest rainfall in five years after receiving 113mm in the same period.

A low pressure system has developed off the Central Queensland Coast, bringing rain across the Capriconia and Wide Bay Districts over the past 24 hours, Weatherzone meteorologist Matt Pearce said.

"We are expecting the low to track southwards across the weekend, so the heavy rain is likely to extend across the southeast coast (Qld) district and eventually into north-east NSW,'' Mr Pearce said.

Double Island Point recorded easterly gusts of 98kmh at 7.20am (AEDT) today.

A severe weather warning is in place for the Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast districts, including Brisbane.

Mr Pearce said the weather brought the potential for damaging winds, heavy rain, flash flooding and damaging surf over the weekend.