Sydney: In Sunday (December 13), people residing in the subtropical east coast are directed to sandbag their homes by the authorities. The beaches being closed and all this is again triggering the damage of a world heritage site.
The continent witnessed 475 millimetres of rain in last 24 hours. The area of border between New South Wales and Queensland states which is a densely populated area that includes the capital of Queensland i.e., Brisbane have been issued with “severe weather warning” by the Bureau of Meteorology.
"These are dynamic weather systems and you should always expect the unexpected," bureau senior flood hydrologist Justin Robinson told a news conference. The world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island is now under threatening of flood which is eventually restricting drivers not to drive where there is an expectation of rising water.
A week earlier, due to bushfires, the place near Fraser Island was cleared and it was expected that the wet weather would neutralise the whole situation and not resulting as vigorous as last year. Scientists attribute the erratic weather in the early Australian summer to a La Nina pattern - which typically features strong rain - combined with climate change.