The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting up to 90 millimetres of rain could fall across the Nation’s Capital on Tuesday.

A severe weather alert has been issued for the region with Minor flood watches also in place for the Queanbeyan and Molonglo.

Weatherzone Meteorologist, Brett Dutschke said the wet weather is set to peak around lunch time.

“Then we should see steady easing later in the afternoon and it should start to dry out in the evening and overnight.”

There’s been more than 26 calls for assistance across the region overnight with SES crews in the ACT and Queanbeyan expecting to receive more throughout the day.

Several roads across the region have also been closed on Tuesday as a result of the wet weather.

Canberra Closures:

  • Angle Crossing
  • Point Hut Crossing
  • Oaks Estate Crossing
  • Sunshine Crossing
  • Coppins Crossing
  • Uriarra Crossing

Queanbeyan Closures:

  • Oaks Estate road
  • The Morisset low level crossing is still open but we expect it to close in the coming hours.

ACT SES Chief Officer, Anthony Draheim is urging locals to street clear of flooded roads.

“Do not drive, ride or walk through flood waters at any time, these are probably the biggest safety concerns that we have in regards to emergency services.”

It comes as more than 10-million Aussies face destructive winds and heavy rain on Tuesday, with severe weather warnings in place for most of the country.


As of Tuesday morning, warning were in place for every mainland State and Territory except WA.

In New South Wales, more than 18,000 people have been evacuated from their homes with more expected to come throughout the day.