Weekend weather: Heavy rain, strong winds across QLD

Intense storm cells have been a key feature of Queensland and Northern NSW weather over the past week
Intense storm cells have been a key feature of Queensland and Northern NSW weather over the past week Contributed

QUEENSLANDERS are in for a wet weekend amid predictions of patchy showers and thunderstorms along the coast of the state.

Although the heaviest falls are expected to hit south of the border, a Bureau of Meteorology spokeswoman said there was the potential for isolated falls of between 100-200mm in Queensland.

"Localised flash flooding is a possibility with falls in this range, and the public is urged to stay tuned for warnings, exercise caution if caught in a heavy downpour and never walk, ride or drive through floodwaters," she said.

"Queensland's coastal strip, northern tropics, central west and southeast are likely to see patchy showers and thunderstorm activity, with only the far west likely to remain mostly sunny and warm throughout."

More than 3000 homes and businesses were without power Friday afternoon as storms swept across the state's southeast.

landspout was sighted at Brisbane Airport in the midst of the storm.

There have been significant rainfall across the state including a seven-day total of 276mm at Noosa Heads.

Rainfall in the range of 100-200mm also fell along the coast between the Gold Coast and Rockhampton over the past week.

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