Ipswich residents should prepare for A weekend of wet weather with rain forecast from today (Friday) until Monday
The Bureau of Meteorology predicts Ipswich will receive up to 75mm of rain across three days – this Saturday, Sunday and Monday. (BoM Ipswich forecast updated 11.50am 14 December 2018). A severe thunderstorm is possible today, tomorrow and Sunday.
There remains the risk of flash flooding in known hotspots, however any rises in the Bremer and Brisbane rivers are expected to be minor and not affect any residential dwellings.
According to the bureau’s MetEye, after Tropical Cyclone Owen crosses Cape York Peninsula the remnants will likely track parallel to the Queensland coast stalling around central Queensland.
Ipswich can expect a 90 per cent of rain today, Saturday and Sunday.
Seqwater has placed its Flood Operation Centre on alert status but does not expect any significant run-off into Wivenhoe Dam with a minimum of 80 to 110mm of rain needed to saturate the ground.
Ipswich City Council’s emergency management unit will remain on standby and immediately swing into action if needed.
Residents should make themselves aware of any current weather warnings and be prepared to take precautions as necessary.
Listen to local radio and check for the latest weather warnings at www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/
Ipswich City Council has an extensive check list of emergency management information and advice at www.ipswich.qld.gov.au