New Year’s weather forecast in

The weather forecast has been announced for New Year’s Eve and south east Queenslanders have been warned it could be a wet one.

Experts have predicted rain for the last afternoon and evening of 2017. The Bureau of Meteorology’s Sarah Fitton told the Courier Mail a storm was also likely.

“South east Queensland is catching the remnants of a cold front which is moving south east, creating quite a lot of moisture,” Ms Fitton said.

“This makes it perfect (conditions) for storms.”

Between two and eight millimetres of rain was predicted for New Year’s Eve in Brisbane and a whopping six to 25 millimetres on New Year’s Day.

RACQ’s Renee Smith said with storms and heavy rain predicted, it was important Queenslanders took the time to prepare their property.

“It’s vital residents secure any loose items around their homes, bring in outdoor furniture and let pets inside,” Ms Smith said.

“Those with a car should move their vehicles undercover, but not under trees. If driving, remember to slow down, put your lights on and never enter floodwaters.

“If you have been impacted by a storm, the sooner you lodge a claim, the sooner we can help.”