Where the weekend wet weather will hit

RACQ has warned motorists to take care on the roads this weekend, with a coastal trough set to drench parts of the south east with up to 100 millimetres of rain to fall in 24 hours.

The Brisbane Times reported the heaviest falls would occur on Sunday and parts of the Gold Coast Hinterland could expect to see the most rain.

Club spokesperson Clare Hunter said Brisbane was also expected to receive about 40 millimetres of rain and drivers should exercise caution on the roads.

“We’re reminding motorists to drive to conditions this weekend if they find themselves stuck in the wet weather,” Ms Hunter said.

“Switch your headlights on, slow down and leave more space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front to avoid a collision, as the roads become more slippery when wet.

“It’s also a busy time of year with people getting around and catching up with one another during the festive season and doing the Christmas shopping, so please pack your patience in the rain.

“Motorists should also keep an eye out for any localised flash flooding. Remember, if it’s flooded, forget it. Flood waters are incredibly dangerous and it’s not worth taking that risk and driving through.

“Check RACQ Road Conditions for a snapshot of what is happening on our roads before you set off so you can be prepared.”