A “zone of convergence” threw rain on Brisbane and the surrounding areas in southeast Queensland on Tuesday, with the Meteorological Bureau warning of flash floods

About 8 years later, a large system formed north of Bribie Island, dumping 30 o’clock and 65mm of rain at Banksia Point in just an hour

Parts of Brisbane had similar falls as the system slowly moved south, including Eagle Farm, which dropped 49mm an hour later in the morning

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Matt Marshall said the system is large and slow, meaning it increases the potential for flash floods as it traverses the region

“What is happening meteorologically is what is known as a convergence zone, where two large air masses collide, resulting in large, slow-moving areas of precipitation,” he said

“So it’s heavy and slow moving, so it takes a long time to desert an area, which means there’s a lot of rain falling over a long period of time”

“It’s not like a typical summer storm that rages and then dissolves pretty quickly This is a very slow move””

In Didswith and Didsbury Streets in East Brisbane, flash floods of water were recorded over the street and up to the wheel arches of cars parked on the street after 10 a.m.

Mr Marshall said inland and south precipitation should decrease and decrease over the course of Tuesday, but showers were forecast for the rest of the day

The area around Albany Creek, north of Brisbane, was worst hit, with around 1,500 households and businesses losing electricity

The weather also had a significant impact on morning commutes Delays of up to 50 minutes have been reported on some arterial roads, including the Bruce Highway south from Morayfield and the Gateway Motorway north

Stuart Layt reports on Health, Science and Technology for the Brisbane Times. He was formerly the Queensland political reporter for AAP

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