Wet weather holds
Chance for more rain over the weekend
THE Bureau of Metereology is expecting the wet weather to continue up until the weekend.
It comes after a wet week during which more than 70mm of rain hit the region in a 24 hour period.
Paradise Dam led the way with more than 83mm of rain followed by Mount Perry on 72mm, Biggenden on 67mm and Mundubbera with 62mm, Gayndah 49mm, Eidsvold 46mm, Monto 33mm and Mungungo 27mm. Our neighbouring city, Bundaberg, had more than 340mm falling in a space of several hours, breaking a 64-year record by more than 60mm. The intense weather cell produced record breaking rain and caused damage in the Wide Bay with a water spout causing trees and powerlines to fall.
Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Julian De Morton expects the rain to clear up on Thursday before thunderstorms return again on the weekend.
“We should see some showers and storms by (Wednesday afternoon) before it clears up on Thursday and Friday,” he said.
“There’s a slight chance we’ll see thunderstorms and rain reach the region on Saturday and Sunday before it clears up next week.”
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