Rain left The Tweed Valley Way and its surrounds under water.
Rain left The Tweed Valley Way and its surrounds under water.

Rainfall set in for New Year

EVEN though a severe weather warning for flash flooding has been cancelled for Northern Rivers districts, Tweed Heads residents can still expect showers every day until the new year.

The Bureau of Meteorology cancelled the warning due to the trough that was sitting over southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales and moving away from the coast, causing the rainfall to ease.

Weather Channel meteorologist Alex Zadnik said the forecast for the Tweed was rain.

“Showers are expected on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,” he said.

Mr Zadnik said there was also a record broken for the most rainfall for Coolangatta in December.

“Coolangatta had 460mm of rain in December, which is the wettest December in 25 years,” he said.

“There has only been six days without rain this month out of 27 days.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Michael Logan said Tweed Heads in particular was heavily affected by the rain yesterday.

“Flash flooding is caused by a burst of heavy rainfall,” Mr Logan said.

“The worst rainfall is coming from the Queensland border.

“There was 100mm of rain in 24 hours as of 9am (yesterday morning) in Tweed.”

The BOM is currently monitoring the weather situation for Northern Rivers and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

For more information on weather forecasts and warnings visit www.bom.gov.au.



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