SPLASH-TASTIC! NOW I CAN JUMP PUDDLES
LITTLE Nate Crowley’s gumboots haven’t jumped in many puddles this year.
So as soon as the four-yearold heard the first drops of rain in Warwick yesterday, he happily launched himself into the biggest puddle he could find.
Brisbane residents shivered through their coldest October day in 30 years yesterday, with cloud cover and patchy rain earning Brisbane the unlikely title of the coldest capital city in the country.
And the wet conditions are set to continue, weather forecasters say.
Heavy rain will offer relief to drought-ravaged western Queensland this week.
But Brisbane residents would be best to spend a cosy Sunday on the couch, with as much as 40mm of rain forecast to fall today and up to 80mm on the Gold Coast.
Places such as Kingsborough, west of Gladstone, received 50mm of rain in just three hours yesterday morning while Boondooma, north of Kingaroy, copped 209mm of rain on Friday night.
The Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay have also recorded significant falls of more than 200mm in the past four days.
A hazardous surf warning remains in place for Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast waters as a coastal trough develops near Fraser Island. Strong winds and a swell of up to four metres is expected.
Brisbane is tipped to have another wet week ahead while conditions are likely to clear further north.