Sydney, Queensland queue up for watering as some residents prepare to be cut off by flooding

Sydney’s soggy start to the year is set to continue this week as some Queensland residents brace for the possibility of being cut off by major flooding.

According to the weather bureau, Sydney has seen more rainy than sunny days this year.

Sydney, Queensland queue up for watering as some residents prepare to be cut off by flooding

Of the 142 days since the new year, 94 have been wet, caused by the La Nina event in the Pacific Ocean.

La Nina is not expected to calm down until late autumn, with more rain on the way in Sydney for the rest of the week.

As low as 20mm was forecast for Sydney on Sunday, with a moderate drop of 15-25mm likely on Monday.

The trend is set to continue on Tuesday, with declines from 8mm to 20mm and then from 6mm to 15mm on Wednesday.

The wet weather will begin to clear on Thursday, and slight declines are forecast for the rest of the week.

It comes after Queensland has had a flood in the past 24 hours, with some parts of the state felling more than 100mm.

According to the agency, Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast had 122mm of rain during that period.

At Burleigh Waters on the Gold Coast, 78mm was recorded in the last 24 hours.

The trough moving along the coast has dumped heavy traps on some parts of the southeast corner and is expected to go offshore on Sunday.

Up to 15mm is forecast for Brisbane on Sunday and up to 25mm for the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

Rain is expected to linger around the southeast corner through Friday, although lighter rainfall is expected.

Camera iconSoutheast Queensland has been dealing with a soak in recent days. Photo: NCA NewsWire/Dan Peled. Credit: News Corp Australia

A series of flood warnings have been issued off the coast of Queensland.

There has been major flooding at Condamine in the Western Downs after falling up to 30mm around the catchment area on Saturday.

The Western Downs Regional Council warned residents to prepare for the possibility that the Condamine Bridge could be closed.

The Condamine River is set to peak at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and is expected to remain below major flood levels for the rest of the day.

Camera icon Motorists tackle wet roads near Nambour as heavy rain ravages Queensland. Credit: News Corp Australia, Lachie Millard

There have also been major floods along the Balonne River to Surat, with water flowing downstream from the Condamine River.

The agency issued a storm warning Sunday morning off Capricornia, central Queensland, and the Great Barrier Reef.

For Sunday, there is also a strong wind warning for much of the Queensland coast, from the Cooktown Coast to the Gold Coast.

The agency has said a strong wind warning will be in place for the Fraser Coast, Sunshine Coast, and Gold Coast on Monday.

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