As flooding continues to impact residents along Australia’s East Coast, conditions are starting to ease in the Canberra region.

Since midday on Tuesday, just 5.8mm of rain has fallen in Canberra, despite predictions of up to 40mm on Wednesday alone.

Minor flood warnings for the Queanbeyan and Molonglo rivers are expected to be lifted.

However, Queanbeyan SES Chief Inspector, Robert Cuneen said it’s important for locals to take care as some lingering showers remain.

“It’s been a very wet summer, this weather pattern is going to continue and we’re still looking at showers for the rest of the week so it’s still important for people to be careful and conscience of the conditions while they’re driving around.”

As conditions locally continue to ease, SES crews across the region will turn their attention to flood emergencies elsewhere in the country and where they may be able to assist.

Mr Cuneen said some crew may be required along the South Coast at the wet weather moves further down toward the Victorian border.


“We already have some people deployed up in the Lismore area but this (easing) will free up more people and I expect we’ll be asked what resources we’ve got to send.”

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