Warning to drivers with more rain predicted

As the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) predicted more rain for the south east, RACQ has urged motorists to slow down and drive to the conditions.

Courier Mail reported BOM meteorologist Harry Clark said a coastal trough, which currently sat offshore, would bring between 10 and 30 millimetres of rain to the region on Thursday morning.

“The next six hours will be the wettest (for the south east), then conditions will clear on the Gold Coast around midday, Brisbane by early afternoon and the Sunshine Coast by the late afternoon,” Mr Clark said.

The wet weather was also expected to reach the Wide Bay area on Thursday.

RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith said with so much water around, motorists needed to take extra care on the roads.

“It’s wet out there today so drivers need to ensure they’re taking some simple steps to keep themselves and other road users safe in these less predictable conditions,” Ms Smith said.

“This means slowing down, switching your lights on and leaving extra room between you and the car in front.”

Ms Smith said drivers could visit RACQ’s Road Conditions website for the latest traffic, road and weather updates.