Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

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Rain and thunderstorms to continue, heaviest falls around the Capricornia coast


Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to continue for much of Queensland, with the heaviest falls in the central coastal region from Rockhampton and Yeppoon extending south to Gladstone, and possibly as far south as Bundaberg on the southern fringe.

Widespread falls in the 80-100mm range are expected, with localised falls in 100-150mm range possible.

Localised flash flooding is a possibility with falls in this range, and the public is urged to stay tuned for warnings, exercise caution if caught in a heavy downpour and never walk, ride or drive through floodwaters.

Significant rainfall has been recorded over the past 7 days, with a number of locations recording rainfall in excess of 100mm. This has been largely concentrated around the southeast, and stretching north along the coast as far as Mackay.

The Queensland and NSW border region, which has seen significant rainfall over the past few days, will see a brief reprieve which will allow catchments to recover and river levels subside.

As always, monitor the Bureau’s website for any specific warnings and follow the advice of local emergency services.