Wet weather holds

Chance for more rain over the week­end

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Philippe Coquerand

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.”

■ Visit www.cen­tral­north bur­nett­times.com.au for more weather cov­er­age.

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