City soaked by storm

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

AN in­tense thun­der­storm dumped more than 30mm of rain in around an hour across Townsville yes­ter­day. A trough sys­tem over south­ern Queens­land caused thun­der­storms across the north and is ex­pected to bring mod­er­ate to heavy falls and hu­mid weather over the next cou­ple of days. Townsville weather sta­tion se­nior fore­caster Doug Fraser said Kir­wan recorded the heav­i­est falls, re­ceiv­ing 33mm while Deer­a­gun re­ceived 23mm and Pal­larenda 20mm. ‘‘ From Rock­hamp­ton in the south up to Cairns in the north, this re­gion was ex­pe­ri­enc­ing thun­der­storm ac­tiv­ity in the early af­ter­noon,’’ he said. ‘‘ More rain­fall is ex­pected Mon­day ( to­day) and into Tues­day morn­ing but then mostly fine con­di­tions for a few days from Wed­nes­day.’’ Mr Fraser said some drier air may blow into the re­gion on Wed­nes­day and pro­vide more pleas­ant con­di­tions. He said the storms were mov­ing through quickly which re­duced the chance of flash flood­ing. The fore­caster said there was a very low prob­a­bil­ity of a trop­i­cal low or cy­clone de­vel­op­ing over the next week.

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