A birthday party has been cancelled because of heavy rainfall in the region.
Key points:Weather forecasters say heavy rain is expected to continue through SaturdayThe heavy rainfall is forecast to cause flooding on parts of the coastThe storm has been expected to cause widespread bushfire damageThe storm will move south into Queensland on SundayThe weather forecasters are warning heavy rainfall will continue through the weekend and that the risk of bushfire is high.
Key facts:Heavy rain is forecast throughout the week and is expected throughout the stateForecasters say there is a significant risk of fires burning along the coast.
It is expected that heavy rain will continue into Saturday.
The storm is expected move south through Queensland and then south into the state on Sunday.
Forecasters are forecasting that bushfire risk is high on the coast, particularly on parts near to the coastline.
They say this will continue to increase with higher rainfall on Sunday, with the risk that bushfires will be ignited on Saturday.
Forecaster Paul Kelleher says it is critical that everyone is aware of the dangers that can occur.
“There is no excuse for not preparing and doing your best to get the family out and get to the safety of the family home as quickly as possible,” he said.
“As we move into Saturday, the weather conditions will improve and the risk for bushfire increases significantly.”
That is why it is important to get to your home and get out as quickly and as safely as possible.
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