More rain coming for flood-hit Queensland

More rain is forecast for Queensland regions already impacted by flooding.
More rain is forecast for Queensland regions already impacted by flooding.

There is no respite for flood-hit areas of Queensland with more rain on the way.

A severe storm cell on Wednesday lashed the southeast, disrupting the first Ashes Test at the Gabba and causing flash flooding at Beaudesert.

The town south of Brisbane recorded more than 70mm of rain in the hour to 2pm, inundating roads and houses.

Thunderstorms look set to elevate concerns over major flooding in central Queensland, the Western Downs and border towns which may not show signs of receding until at least the weekend.

Along central Queensland's Dawson River, flood levels are expected to peak at Baralaba at 11.8m on Thursday after falls of up to 60mm in 24 hours in the area. It is the town's biggest flood in 10 years.

At nearby Theodore, floodwaters are at 11.54m but easing.

The Bureau of Meteorology says Dawson River levels are expected to "remain high this week and ease from the weekend" with more showers expected in coming days.

Along the Western Downs' Condamine River, major flooding is continuing between Loudoun Bridge and Cotswold including Ranges Bridge, Chinchilla Weir and the Condamine township.

The river peaked at the Condamine township at 12.25m on Tuesday and remains at 12m, the biggest flood since 2013.

Downstream, major flood levels are rising along the Balonne River with predicted peaks at Warkon, Surat, St George and Dirranbandi this weekend.

"Showers and thunderstorms are likely for the next few days, which may cause renewed river level rises and areas of renewed flooding," the bureau said of the Condamine and Balonne River areas.

The Macintyre River at Queensland's border towns of Goondiwindi (6.73m) and Boggabilla (6.56m) is continuing to ease but major floodwaters are predicted downstream at Talwood off the Weir River on Thursday.

River levels at Talwood are currently above their 1998 flood peak of 4.36m.

Australian Associated Press