澳大利亚本周末将迎来极度强降雨,部分地区甚至还将遭遇40多年来最严重的洪灾。

昆州中部和西部的部分地区在这个周末将出现更多雨水,超出整个三月份通常的降雨量。

这些地区预计在本周末的雨水将达到90mm以上,而一些地方在24小时内的降雨量甚至超过300mm。

Weatherzone气象学者霍夫(Tom Hough)表示,这些地区在3月份的平均降雨量为55mm。昆州西部和中部地区因为有暴雨,湿度也比较大。

气象局也已经发布危险天气预警,破坏性大风和强降雨将袭击昆州西部。

Extreme downpours are expected to hit this weekend as parts of Australia are in for their worst flooding in more than 40 years

Parts of central and western Queensland will get more rain this weekend than they usually receive for the entire month of March

受昆州中北部Julia Creek 附近的低压系统影响,这里将出现阴雨连绵的天气,这股低压在周五将缓慢向西移动。

同时,伴随低压系统的暴雨将引发山洪及破坏性大风。

天气预报Higgins Storm Chasing 预测,未来几天将出现恶劣天气。他们在脸书(Facebook)网页上写道,“这次的降雨将达到过去44年之最,过去从未出现过如此严重的降水。昆州西部所有地区都需要为有可能出现的洪灾做好准备,据预测,洪水将在未来五天对该地区造成严重影响。”

Heavy rainfall leading to flash flooding is expected to accompany the low and it will bring damaging gusts of wind

Meanwhile the flooding has already begun in north Queensland, as the Ross River Dam in Townsville has swelled from 14 to 80 per cent capacity

与此同时,昆州北部已经遭遇洪水袭击,Townsville的Ross River大坝在暴雨之后,一夜之间的水位从14%上升到80%。

由于低压向西移动,紧急服务部门建议人们把车停在隐蔽处,远离树木,室外不牢固的物品要采取安全措施,同时,请尽量呆在室内。

另外,要小心倒下的树木及电线,驾车者应避免穿过洪水区域。居民最好远离溪流和雨水渠,因为这些地方有溢出的风险。

Emergency services are advising people to move their cars under cover and away from trees, secure loose outdoor items and to seek shelter indoors as the low makes its way west over Queensland

The swelling of rivers in Townsville comes after heavy downpours on Thursday night
昆州西部已经对这些地区发布大量洪水预警,包括Haughton River Catchment, Balonne River, Bohle River, Dawson River, Lower Herbert River, and the Burdekin and Gulf River流域。

昆州刚刚经历史上第二暖和的2月,强降雨便接踵而至。