Floods and bushfires this summer in SEQ

Nicholas Thompson

Floods and bushfires this summer in SEQ

Brisbane and South-East Queensland warned to prepare for floods and bushfires this summer

Posted on 12.10.2020

Meteorology student and avid photographer Nicholas Thompson has been chasing storms — and “the perfect shot” — around South-East Queensland ever since he got his driver’s licence five years ago.

“The thing that attracted me to storms was the beauty: seeing the way the clouds develop and move,” Mr Thompson said.

“The randomness of it is also quite intriguing.”

It is this randomness that a weather tracking app, called WeatheX, is trying to help decode by collecting reports from users around the country to help monitor events such as storms.

State Emergency Service (SES) regional manager for the Brisbane region Mark Dole said potential flooding and storms were likely to be the main risk for the region and people needed to start planning and preparing now.

Key points

  • A La Niña weather event is predicted and could see enhanced rainfall, storms and cyclones
  • Bushfire season is not expected to be as severe as last season but authorities warned against complacency
  • People are being urged to prepare and practise plans for a range of extreme weather events

Edwina Seselja
ABC News






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