State drenched by 155mm rain

A moderate flood warning has been issued and roads have been closed due to heavy overnight falls in the Sunshine State.

Roads across southeast Queensland have been cut as more than 155mm of rain fell late on Easter Monday, with more expected on Tuesday.

The Sunshine Coast hinterland has been the hardest hit, with Crohamhurst recording 156mm since 9am on Monday. Nearby, Maleny received 153mm, Judds Road 130mm and Mount Glorious 157mm.

On the Gold Coast, Upper Springbook received 149mm since 9am Monday.

In Greater Brisbane, the airport received 57mm, Bribie Island 47mm, Ithaca Creek 60mm, Hemmant 67mm and Deception Bay 86mm. Stradbroke Island received 88mm.

The Bureau of Meteorology is warning the Sunshine Coast could receive another 85mm over the next two days, with Brisbane expected to be drenched by another 50mm.

Forecaster Pieter Claassen said the overnight falls had been the result of a subtropical low sitting “quite close to the coastline”.

“There were strong south-easterly winds on the southern flank of that low pressure system which helped to drive showers, and overnight we did see that quite widespread rainfall,” he said.

“Now that’s turning to shower activity this morning.

“It will be a pretty dreary day on Tuesday, with a bit of cloud and showers around. Parts of the southeast coastline could see another 20-40mm, but that will gradually clear into tomorrow.”

A moderate flood warning has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for the Upper Brisbane River.

Meanwhile, Queensland Police have closed roads due to flash-flooding warnings.

“We are seeing multiple roads impacted by flash flooding around the Sunshine Coast,” police wrote on social media.

“Beerwah, Peachester, Glass House Mountains (are) just a few places. If it’s flooded, forget it.”

A hazardous surf warning is also active for Fraser Island coast, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast waters.

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