Wet weather on the way

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today -

FLOOD-rav­aged ar­eas of North Queens­land are on alert once again with falls up to 300mm ex­pected in the com­ing days. A se­vere weather warn­ing was is­sued yes­ter­day for res­i­dents in ar­eas from Cairns to Bowen. Heavy rain and iso­lated thun­der­storms are ex­pected to de­velop across the north­east trop­i­cal coast to­day with the pos­si­bil­ity for flash flood­ing. Bu­reau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy fore­caster Doug Fraser said the wet sea­son was far from over. ‘‘ A trough over the west­ern Co­ral Sea is bring­ing favourable con­di­tions for heavy falls over the next cou­ple of days,’’ he said. ‘‘ The trough has been bring­ing heavy falls across the Whit­sun­days and is ex­pected to track north and bring sim­i­lar falls. ‘‘ Rain pe­ri­ods are ex­pected to con­tinue in the Townsville re­gion un­til Thurs­day and ease and the sys­tem tracks fur­ther north.’’ Townsville Air­port had re­ceived 636mm for the month as of yes­ter­day.

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