More rain on the way

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

JUST like the rest of the south-east of Queens­land, the Lock­yer Val­ley got a much-needed soak­ing over the past week, re­ceiv­ing be­tween 50-100mm of rain in the past seven days.

Gat­ton it­self re­ceived 63mm dur­ing that pe­riod.

Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy me­te­o­rol­o­gist James Thomp­son said while the wet weather would ease up across the re­gion by Thurs­day, more storms are expected for the week­end.

“It’s eas­ing off a lit­tle bit over the next cou­ple of days,” Mr Thomp­son said.

“Mostly on the week­end, we could get a lit­tle bit more through the south-east, maybe in ex­cess of 10mm.

“But if there is a big­ger shower or thun­der­storm, it could mean quite a bit more than that.”

It has been heav­ier else­where in the state, with Her­vey Bay and Bund­aberg record­ing their wettest Oc­to­bers on record.

A 67-year-old man was found dead in­side his car after be­ing swept away by flood wa­ters near Gympie on Mon­day night.

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