Heavy rains, strong winds and destructive waves hit southeast Queensland, Australia, with rain reaching 475 mm in 24 hours in some areas, and heavy rains also triggered flooding.
In the famous tourist destination Gold Coast, strong winds set off waves up to 10 meters, and most of the local beaches were closed.
Severe weather is expected to continue in southeastern Queensland tonight, and heavy rains will also be in northern New South Wales.
The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Department said the successive heavy rainfall helped firefighters control the Fraser Island bushfire that had been burning for weeks.
Bushfires on Fraser Island, a World Heritage Site, have burned since mid-October and have burned half of the island’s forests so far.