Emerald reaps rewards of rain

THE grass is greener at Emerald today after a 31mm fell overnight Monday – the highest recorded rainfall in the state.

A thunderstorm hit the town about 10pm, bringing with it 25.2mm of rain until midnight, with showers continuing throughout the night.

Duty forecaster for the Bureau of Meteorology, Stephen Fletcher, said while Emerald was lucky to reap the benefits of the storm, Rockhampton received no rain up until 9am yesterday.

Mr Fletcher said there was a mid level cloud band with thunderstorms imbedded.

Other western towns to receive rain included 6mm for Rolleston and 5mm fell overnight in Anakie.

Showers are forecasted for the Capricornia district this morning and again tomorrow, but mainly for the coastal areas including Yeppoon and Gladstone.

There is a slight chance of showers in the Beef Capital over the next few days, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

We can expect top temperatures to reach the 36 degree mark by Friday and minimum temperatures are forecasted to reach 21 to 23 degrees, according to website weatherzone.com.au

Where it fell ...

Central Queensland’s recorded rainfall from late Monday to 9am yesterday:

  • Emerald: 31mm
  • Rolleston: 6mm
  • Anakie: 5mm

Keep up-to-date with the latest weather information for the Rockhampton region.



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