If you’re heading out, stock up on gumboots and ponchos: just days before the start of the holiday weekend, the northern rivers has reverted to its traditional Easter wet weather pattern.
Already the area has experienced significant rainfall, with the Bureau of Metorology (BoM) reporting many parts of the Tweed and Brunswick valleys received between 50mm and 99mm overnight.
But that’s nothing to what’s been happening over the border. South-east Queensland has been lashed with rain, with flash flooding causing a car towing a caravan to roll off the Bruce Highway at Elimbah, about 60km north of Brisbane, into a gully full of rushing water.
The 70-year-old driver, believed to be the only occupant of the car, was pulled from the vehicle and rushed to hospital a serious condition.
Locally, predictions are for up to 40mm or rain tomorrow, and again on Friday, with weather gradually improving over the weekend.
Monday looks to be the best weather day, with less than 1mm rain predicted.