Wet weather warnings across three states due to ‘slow-moving’ trough

Heavy rain has flooded communities in Far North and inland Queensland, with a severe weather warnings currently in place for three states.
The wet weather is being caused by a slow-moving coastal trough, which is expected to move offshore later today.
Until it does it’s expected to cause “unsettled” wet weather across inland Queensland, South Australia and western NSW.

Queensland has seen the heaviest falls, with moderate flooding currently occurring at Daintree Village after 70mm of rain was recorded yesterday.
“Significant” rainfall totals was observed at Stoney Creek, which received 298mm in 12 hours, and Toolakea, which saw 266mm in six hours.
A severe weather warning is currently in place for parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast District as the weather system tracks further south.
Locations which may be affected include Townsville, Woodstock and Rollingstone.
A Moderate Flood Warning is current for the Bohle River.
It’s just one of several in the state with flood warnings also in place for these rivers: Daintree,  Mossman , Mulgrave, Russell, Tully and Murray rivers, lower Herbert river, Haughton River Catchment, Balonne river, Thomson and Barcoo rivers and Diamantina .
Residents can stay across Queensland’s flood and weather warnings here.
A severe weather warning has also been issued for South Australia with Flinders and parts of Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Mid North, North West Pastoral and North East Pastoral districts put on alert.
In NSW people in parts of the Lower Western and Upper Western Forecast Districts are also warned that flash flooding could occur.
However, while the rain has prompted warnings from the Bureau, many in outback Queensland are rejoicing as water seeps into the parched earth.
“March rainfall was below average for most of the Northern Territory, western and central parts of Queensland, western parts of Tasmania, and across much of South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula,” BoM said.