We copped a dose of hail but the rain was welcome

FIERCE storms and hail swept through the Yeppoon area on the weekend knocking down trees and damaging gardens.

Judy Boland, who lives by Lake Mary, said a fallen tree blocked traffic on the Old Byfield Road.

"Some people were having a party and the traffic couldn't get through,'' she said.

"We had to cut it up.''

And hail was reported near Yeppoon.

Steve McConnell, who lives in Barlows Hill, said it hailed for about 10 minutes at his place.

"The hail covered the ground,'' he said.

"We had our cars parked outside, luckily they were not damaged.''

But the hail passed through quite a narrow strip and not all parts of Yeppoon were hit.

While there were some reports of hail north of Yeppoon around Byfield, places such as the Rydges Resort reported no hail.

And while the hail did not last long, the rain did.

Over the weekend the Yeppoon area recorded more than 90 millimetres.

Weather forecaster Vince Rowland said this kind of afternoon storm was normal for this time of year.

"We have a bit of a trough hanging just off the coast,'' he said.

"There is still a possibility of more storms later in the week.''

Mr Rowland said a storm would probably move through the area tomorrow and on Wednesday.

"This will be quite an active system,'' he said.



Police investigating man's death in fatal CQ crash

Police investigating man's death in fatal CQ crash

CAR reportedly left the road and crashed into a concrete structure

Former Mount Morgan swimmer becomes coaching immortal

premium_icon Former Mount Morgan swimmer becomes coaching immortal

Bill Sweetenham has come a long way from his humble beginnings in CQ

Two hospitalised after multi-car crash on busy Rocky bridge

Two hospitalised after multi-car crash on busy Rocky bridge

UPDATE: Crews left the scene around 7.50am.

Local Partners