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After the deluge, rain to continue in south east for most of the week


South-east Queensland is in for a soggy week, with the region waking up to heavy rain and thunderstorms and the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting wet weather to continue until Friday.

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Severe thunderstorms threatened parts of the region from early Monday morning, with Ma Ma Creek in the Lockyer Valley receiving 72mm of rain in one hour and Gatton 45mm in 30 minutes.

There were also heavy falls overnight near Dalby and Oakey.

The bureau said the storms were likely to continue throughout the day, bringing heavy rainfall and possibly flash flooding to Bundaberg, Ipswich, Caboolture, Calliope, Laidley and Lowood.

Flash flooding was reported on the Oakey Pittsworth Rd and at Forest Hill, with congestion on the M1 at Helensvale and the Nambour Connection Rd at Woombye.

The RACQ warned motorists to take xtra care on the region’s roads and switch lights on while driving.

The bureau said rain was being produced as an “amplified upper trough” moves across the region.

It is forecasting another trough will move into the region on Wednesday, again bringing showers and thunderstorms and close to record rainfall for November in some places.

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