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Sunshine Coast faces 220mm drenching in next six days

WEATHER ALERT: The Sunshine Coast is facing a 220mm drenching over the next week with severe storms and heavy rain expected every day.

The Bureau of Meteorology says there is an 80% chance of rain every day until Friday and 90% on Saturday and Sunday. 

>> SUPER STORM TO LASH SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND

While the Coast has a smaller chance of copping the full deluge, the region's rain meters are highly likely to collect at least 69mm by next Tuesday. 

Thunderstorms are also on the cards for any day until next Monday, with a storm warning already in place for our south-western neighbours in the Darling Downs.

Are you hoping for rain this week?

This poll ended on 28 March 2017.

Current Results

Yes! It'll cool us down and our local growers need it.

84%

No, I need to get things done outdoors this week.

11%

I'll go crazy after being cooped up for few days.

4%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

An upper trough and low pressure system could culminate in "perfect conditions" for storms throughout south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales in the coming days. 

The heaviest downpours are tipped for early next week, with the Coast set for rainfall of 15mm-60mm on Monday.

Expect windy days throughout the week, even without the storms. 

East to southeasterly winds of 20-30kmh will sweep across the Coast today, before a slightly calmer day tomorrow. 

The strongest winds will come on Friday, with a south to southeasterly battering of 25-40kmh in the morning. 

It's a stormy start to the week for many people in NSW and parts of Queensland.
It's a stormy start to the week for many people in NSW and parts of Queensland. Bureau of Meteorology

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