24 hr rainfall totals to 9am 27/1/13
24 hr rainfall totals to 9am 27/1/13

By Claire

Ex-tropical cyclone Oswald is causing havoc to the eastern Australian coast. The strong low pressure system is bringing torrential rain, flash flooding and strong winds to southern Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Overnight, rainfall totals topped 100mm in many parts of the southern Queensland coast. 

River conditions as of 8am this morning
River conditions as of 8am this morning

Flood waters are predicted to inundate 3,600 homes and 1,250 businesses in Brisbane later tonight – a stark reminder of the severe floods that passed through this area in 2011.

Already, in northern NSW, as many as 1,900 people are isolated by flood waters.

Residents in affected areas are urged to stay out of flood waters and to check updates on river and weather conditions on the Bureau of Meteorology website.

Check out the ABC website for live coverage of the Queensland floods.

MSLP map for 28th Jan. Ex-tropical cyclone Oswald is visible as a low-pressure cell sitting over Brisbane.
MSLP map for 28th Jan. Ex-tropical cyclone Oswald is visible as a low-pressure cell sitting over Brisbane.