Australia newsThe Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) announced severe and “rare” weather that will hit almost all areas of Queensland, and will cause more rains than the average of about 10 months.
BOM said plenty of thunderstorms and flooding were expected in what it described as "devastating" weather.
Meteorologist Thomas Sanders also confirmed that rain will reach 200-250 mm in some areas of Queensland.
Sanders added that the reason for this weather is a cold and humid air mass that collides with a colder mass coming from the Arctic Ocean and causes strong thunderstorms and heavy rain.
He also said, "We may see the May rains are heavier than the waterfalls."
According to the office's forecast, storms will start from Thursday and continue until Sunday in the center and east of the state, then all parts of the state, except for the western ones, will witness rain, thunderstorms and lightning.
The office expected severe weather to continue for the rest of the next week, with the average precipitation in the state reaching 50 mm.
Sanders added that it is difficult to determine the areas most affected by these storms, but the coastal areas will be the most severe weather.
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