Wet weather on the way
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.