RAINY SUNDAY DAMAGE FREE
AWEATHER warning by the Bureau of Meteorology put areas of the North Burnett on standby for severe storms at the weekend.
But what ultimately fell out of the sky was short of the severe expectations.
Sunday was the second wettest day for many parts of the region.
Monto received just less than 15mm on Sunday, whereas 18mm was measured on June 4.
In Gayndah, 16mm was measured at the weekend but about 35mm of rain dropped earlier in the month.
The Biggenden district was heaviest hit, with Central and North Burnett Times readers recording as much as 86mm at Woowoonga.
BOM forecaster Annabelle Ford said it could be a while until precipitation hits the region again.
“It should be clear over the next few days, though there’s a slight change of rain on Friday with a trophic moving through, but it probably won’t be that much,” she said.
“Then, there will be a cool, dry change into the weekend.
“On Sunday, it’s going to be a quiet, cold morning and could be some frost around.
“The weekend rain was definitely not as much as in some places.”
North Burnett SES local controller Brian Lowe said there was no damage caused by the weekend rain that required the assistance of SES.
“We had no call outs in relation to the rain, the rain was pretty moderate right through the whole North Burnett,” he said.
The region is now going to be even more prepared for natural disasters, with an HF radio to be soon installed in the new Gayndah Disaster Management Centre.
“It’s going to enable us to communicate outside the North Burnett in times for long distance.
“We are very happy it’s finally happening.”