Fraser and Sunshine coasts brace for a battering

Queensland’s Fraser and Sunshine coasts are expected to be battered by torrential rain within hours, with the weather bureau warning that up to 250 millimetres could fall in a six-hour period.

The coastal trough responsible for the wet Easter weekend was slowly moving south and was predicted to reach the Greater Brisbane area on Monday, with up to 120 millimetres forecast.

A radar snapshot of the south-east and central Queensland coast on Sunday as the offshore trough dumped rain.Credit:Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau of Meteorology warned on Sunday that Seventeen Seventy on the Fraser Coast, Gympie, and Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast were set for heavy rain and potential flash flooding.

“A trough with an embedded subtropical low over…

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