Weather Bureau forecasts rain, possible storm for south-east Queensland as severe weather outlook warns on heatwaves, bushfires, cyclones

RAIN is expected to lash parts of south-east Queensland this week, with Redlands, Beaudesert and Logan all predicted to receive decent falls over coming days.

WILD WEATHER: A man walks at Cleveland point during a downpour earlier this year. Photo: Jordan Crick

WILD WEATHER: A man walks at Cleveland point during a downpour earlier this year. Photo: Jordan Crick

It comes as the Weather Bureau releases a severe weather outlook which warns of an increased chance of widespread flooding and the possibility of an average, or slightly above average, number of tropical cyclones.

The outlook, released in October every year, also outlines the risk of severe thunderstorms, heatwaves and bushfires.

Redlands could cop falls up to 35mm on Tuesday, while Beaudesert is forecast to get 20-30mm and Logan 10-25mm.

There is also the chance of a thunderstorm, but rain is likely to ease back on Wednesday, with only the odd shower predicted as max temperatures begin to rise.

More showers are forecast on Thursday but there is also the chance of another thunderstorm hitting Logan and Beaudesert in the afternoon and evening.

Weather Bureau senior climatologist Greg Browning said Australia was entering the peak severe weather season.

"Many climate drivers are indicating that it could be an active season across parts of Australia," he said.

"The current La Nina watch, warm waters to the north of the continent and the sea surface temperature pattern across the Indian Ocean points towards more rainfall for much of Queensland.

"It is also likely that the first rains of the northern wet season will arrive earlier than normal for many locations.

"On average, the Coral Sea would see four tropical cyclones in a season, and during 2021-22 we are expecting an average to slightly above average number."

Mr Browning said extreme heat days were less likely this year due to above average rain and increased humidity.

"There is also the potential for increased bushfire activity for parts of south-east Queensland," he said.

"Severe weather can disrupt and endanger lives in many ways, that is why the Bureau is asking the Queensland community to know your weather (and) know your risk.

"That means understanding the kinds of severe weather that can impact the area you live in and what you should do when it occurs.

"Today's release of the severe weather outlook is also a timely reminder for all of us to follow the advice of local emergency services before, during and after severe weather."

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