Heavy rain in Queensland
Heavy rain in Queensland

Today, Sunday, the Australian state affected by forest fires, has witnessed heavy rains, which put out some fires that have destroyed 2.5 million hectares (1.2 million acres) of land since September, but wet weather caused major floods, according to the global news agency Reuters. .

Some regions have received a quarter of the average annual rainfall, according to Reuters calculations, where the state's meteorological bureau said that coastal areas experienced up to 160 mm (6.3 inches) of rain during a 24-hour period until 9 am on Sunday.

The office said on Twitter, that more rain is expected in the coming days.

Many people were rescued from floodwaters and some bridges and bridges were closed, but no major damage was reported.

The recent rains in drought-stricken Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales states have eroded many hundreds of forest fires that have burned nearly as much as Greece and have killed 33 people and millions of animals since September.

As Australia’s Sunday celebrations saw thousands of people flock to beaches and music festivals, but the celebrations were mired in the tragedy of forest fires that killed 33 and destroyed hundreds of homes.

The fires all over Australia's jungle lands have burned an area nearly the size of Greece since early October, killing 33 people, including many firefighters and volunteers, and millions of animals.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that the National Emergency Medal will be awarded to emergency responders who are fighting forest fires in 2019-20.