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South-East Queensland in for a drenching as cities in for mild March day



South-East Queensland residents are being warned to prepare for a drenching this weekend as a council issues a flash flooding alert.

A tropical low is moving across the state's north-west, which is expected to bring heavy rain and storms for the state's south on both Saturday and Sunday.

Up to 70mm of rain is expected to fall in Gold Coast and Brisbane, with slightly less expected to fall on the Sunshine Coast today.

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Brisbane City Council has put out an alert for residents to be wary of potential flash flooding.

Parts of the states north-west received between 200mm and 500mm this week.

It's caused residents in Bourke to be evacuated due to intense flooding.

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"This tropical moisture is now spreading further south and will fuel wet and stormy weather over parts of a large area of western, central and southern Queensland this weekend, including the state's south-east," Weatherzone said.

"There is still some model uncertainty regarding how the weekend's weather will play out in the state's south-east.

"At this stage, Saturday is more likely to feature rain than storms in Brisbane and Sunday has a better chance of severe thunderstorm activity.

"However, storms are possible in Brisbane on both Saturday and Sunday, so be sure to stay up to date with the latest warnings across the weekend."

Across the rest of the country, Sydney is expecting a top of 30 degrees, Melbourne 23, Brisbane, 26, Perth 31, Adelaide 26, Hobart 22, Canberra 27 and Darwin 33.

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