From Thursday, however, areas south of Fraser Island into northern New South Wales could see swells of up to 2.5 metres, increasing to 3.5 metres by Friday.
“So some quite hazardous surf conditions there, and it will be quite windy by the end of the week with that system coming a little bit closer as well,” Ms Wong said.
“And just coincidentally with the high tides this week as well, and the increasing swell, we could see some some beach erosion as well.”
The system could bring increased rain to the Gold Coast on Saturday, though it is expected to move to the south “quite quickly”.
“So the rainfall wouldn’t be … particularly prolonged,” she said.
Severe storms across the region late Monday brought falls of between 50 and 100 millimetres for parts of the Darling Downs, Somerset and greater Brisbane areas, Bureau of Meteorology data showed.
The highest totals fell around Kilcoy, with a flood warning issued for Gregors Creek, 21 kilometres west along the Upper Brisbane River, after it recorded 137 millimetres.
Similar heavy falls are expected daily this week before becoming isolated to the state’s south-east corner and easing into the weekend.
This could mean more rain for drenched towns of Dalby, Oakey, Applethorpe, Warwick, and Roma which have already surpassed their average February rainfall total.
Dalby residents have been warned to prepare for more potential flooding, with Myall Creek expected to peak below three metres early on Tuesday.
Moderate to minor flood warnings remain in place across the state, including a flood watch for coastal catchments between Bundaberg and the NSW border.
And though some areas had experienced above-average February rainfall, Ms Wong the chance of significant “drought-breaking” rain over the next few months remained a “very, very slim chance”.
“What we really need is widespread, consistent rainfall to make up for that for that multi-year drought that we’re facing.”
Shark nets and baited hooks were on Monday being pulled from beaches along the coast ahead of the wild weather.
Matt Dennien is a reporter for the Brisbane Times.