The Weekend Post : 2019-01-12

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NEWS 14 SATURDAY JANUARY 12 2019 CAIRNSPOST.COM.AU [email protected] TODAY: THE last remnants of former Cyclone Penny will be felt today as scattered showers cross the Cairns region. Despite a 95 per cent chance of rain being predicted and very dark clouds menacing south of the city very little has collected in the gauges on the Tablelands or on the coast. Hydrologists from the Bureau of Meteorology issued a final flood watch alert for coastal catchments between Proserpine and Cairns as the last effects of the system associated with ex-Cyclone Penny track north west. Areas of heavy rainfall are expected to ease at the weekend and river rises above the minor flood level are no longer anticipated across the flood watch area, the bureau said. Forecaster Chris Joseph said there would be an 80 per cent chance of showers today. “But after that it is decreasing in strength as the trough pushes away into the gulf country,” he said. “There may SUNDAY: (today) but they should ease through the morning but the showers are expected . . . for the next couple of days. “Sunday is probably a better day but there are still a few showers around and certainly the storms have all pushed to the west and it’s the same kind of story for Monday and the rest of the week as we see a return to south easterly winds and a bit of a moist flow.” Cairns Regional Council yesterday staged a swiftwater awareness briefing at the Moller Road causeway near Aloomba after two separate Cairns beaches given the all-clear is not productive to seeing those jellyfish or the irukandji in close to shore,” Surf Lifesaving Queensland NQ regional manager Rob Davidson said. “That said, please always swim inside the net.” been put back in the water. Holloways Beach was the final beach to reopen yesterday afternoon. “I’m not aware of any irukandji stings in the last week and the weather this weekend PULL on your bathers and pack up the car – all beaches across Cairns are now open for the first time in 2019. After a patch of rough weather and some repairs, all beach marine stinger nets have [email protected] facebook.com/TheCairnsPost www.cairnspost.com.au twitter.com/TheCairnsPost be storms CCPE01Z01MA - V1

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