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VIDEO: Water spouts captured on camera off Capricorn Coast

Courtney Palmer snapped this image of two water spouts off the Capricorn Coast just after 1pm today
Courtney Palmer snapped this image of two water spouts off the Capricorn Coast just after 1pm today

2pm: READERS have captured two water spouts off the Capricorn Coast on cameras this afternoon.

Courtney Palmer snapped a photo of the spouts while another reader video the phenomenon off Farnborough Beach just after 1pm today.

8.20am: Please be advised that the Gregory Highway between Springsure and Emerald has now re-opened to all vehicles.

7.35am: CENTRAL Queensland is bracing itself as 300-400mm of rain is expected to fall in coming days.

Monsoonal rain is headed for Central Queensland and could extend anywhere from Gladstone in the south, west to Biloela and north to Mackay, affecting the Bruce Hwy.

Rockhampton forecaster Mike Griffin said storms were developing yesterday and would keep coming for the next two or three days.

He said the Bruce Hwy north of the city could be closed for a few days if the forecast heavy rain continues to fall.

Road advise

  • Please be advised that the Dawson Highway between Rolleston and Springsure has now re-opened to all vehicles.
  • Please be advised that the Gregory Highway (Springsure-Emerald) at Three Mile Creek, approximately 5km north of Springsure is closed to all vehicles due to flooding.
  • The Capricorn Highway is closed at  'The Willows' west of Emerald.
  • Scenic Highway - Detours for the closure have been signed via Clayton and Mulambin Roads and the speed limits in these local streets have been reduced to 40 km per hour for the duration of this detour.
     

As of 4pm yesterday the area of Williamson, near Marlborough, had received 100mm of rain in four hours.

"A developing low pressure system is in south western Central Queensland and is moving east and ahead of it is very moist tropical air," Mr Griffin said.

"The pressure system and tropical air combining will give us a lot of rain."

The Isaac and Connors rivers have had minor flooding this week and any further rainfall will enhance the height of the river as it merges into the Mackenzie and Dawson rivers.

Mr Griffin said there would be a rise in the Fitzroy River, but how high depended on the rainfall.

The heaviest falls were expected to be west of Mackay, St Lawrence and up through Sarina.

"Normally when we get this type of monsoonal weather we get a cyclone and storm surge associated with it; this is just another variation of that heavy rain," Mr Griffin said.

"If anyone is driving from Rockhampton to Townsville in the next couple of days, it'd be a good idea to stay in one place.

"The rain should ease off by the weekend."

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