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Rain didn't stop some events

The battle raged on at Shoalwater Bay military training area. As the Marines say: “War doesn’t stop for the rain.”
The battle raged on at Shoalwater Bay military training area. As the Marines say: “War doesn’t stop for the rain.” Cpl Jonathan Wright

WHILE the weekend's record rainfall forced some people to cancel events, others in Rockhampton soldiered on in defiance of the elements.

Rockhampton's weekend rain broke a 70-year drought when 60mm fell in the 24-hour period from 9am on Saturday - the highest amount of rainfall in one day for July since 1935.

A Rockhampton Weather Bureau spokesman said the highest daily rainfall record for July in Rockhampton was on July 11, 1933, when 293.4mm of rain hammered the area.

This time the top of the range at Mount Morgan received the brunt of the rain with 109mm recorded in the 24 hours period from 9am on Saturday.

Rockhampton Weather Bureau observer Damian Ousley said today's forecast was fine with a few clouds.

Isolated showers were forecast for tomorrow and Wednesday and then sun and fine weather was back on Thursday's radar.

A landslip caused disruptions to traffic on the Burnett Hwy near the Mount Morgan range about 8am yesterday.

Main Roads Department workers scrambled to clear the rock and debris which had blocked north-bound traffic. Normal traffic flow was restored by midday.

A Rockhampton police spokesman said no one was injured and there were no reports of damage to any vehicles.

Despite the heavy downfall on Saturday night, a RACQ Rescue Helicopter spokeswoman said there was no significant flooding or calls of concerns.

Muddy, chaotic conditions forced the cancellation of a number of sporting events in Rockhampton including the rugby league home round and cycling.

Rockhampton Brothers league team coach Scott Bodley said some of his boys weren't too sodden with disappointment when the weekend home-round competition was cancelled yesterday as many players got a run around in Blackwater.

"It didn't work out too badly, some of the boys played in the Rockhampton rep team against Central Highlands in Blackwater on Saturday so they were pleased," he said.

Rockhampton Cycling Club junior development officer Brett Ruff said slippery conditions held up training sessions for the New Zealand junior track team, in Rockhampton for two weeks.

On the flip side, a number of teams and troops braved the elements to soldier on in the cold, wet weather.

The rain tested defence troops in Exercise Hamel even more in a live firing range test at the Shoalwater army headquarters.

US Marine Expeditionary Unit deputy public affairs officer David Baugh said the rain did not force troops to get undercover.

"War doesn't stop for the rain," he said.

"In a real life scenario we have to factor in things like the weather so the rain provided a greater challenge for the troops."

In AFL, the Glenmore Bulls and Parkhurst Panthers were covered from head to toe in mud during yesterday's match at Stenlake Park.

An upper level trough system from the west was the cause of the weekend wash out, however, two highs are pushing it over the Tasman Sea.

 

Where it fell

From 9am Saturday to 6.30pm last night:

  • Rockhampton: 67mm
  • Gladstone: 66.2
  • Moranbah: 57
  • Yeppoon: 36
  • Clermont: 30

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