A cyclone watch for the southern Queensland and northern New South Wales coast is cancelled as Tropical Cyclone Oma weakens to a category one system.
A cyclone watch for southern Queensland and northern New South Wales is cancelled as Tropical Cyclone Oma weakens to a category one system, but damaging winds and abnormal tides are still expected to wreak havoc along the coast.
Hundreds of Townsville residents begin to return to their flood-ravaged homes to find a big clean-up ahead, as the bureau warns the monsoon trough, that has dropped a year's worth of rain in week, will remain active for days.
Residents of Bluewater, north of Townsville, receive warnings that intense rainfall is putting their properties at increased risk of flash flooding, as hundreds spend another night in evacuation centres waiting for flood levels to drop.
Rainfall in Queensland's west exceeds expectations as once dry rivers begin to flow, dams overflow and drought-ravaged stations soak up the deluge.
Locals are starting to assess the damage as intense rainfall begins to ease in some parts of far north Queensland. The monsoon trough is now slowly making its way down the state's coast.
A search and rescue operation is underway to reach five men stranded in floodwaters in north Queensland in an area which has received 432 millimetres of rain in the space of 24 hours.
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