Flood warning for Capricorn Coast

THE Bureau of Meteorology says the Capricorn Coast could receive heavy rainfall of up to 150mm this afternoon and has issued a flash flooding warning for the coast and Central Highlands.

The rainfall on the Capricorn Coast depends on the movements of a surface trough off the coast which is expected to develop today.

The bureau is more certain of heavy falls in the Central Highlands region where up to 100mm is expected today. Weatherzone reported yesterday that an upper low over the Channel Country district near Quilpie, in combination with north-easterly winds, was expected to produce heavy rain over the Central Highlands south of Clermont this morning.

The heavy rain was likely to be “quite intense” and could lead to flash flooding.

BoM has forecast thundery rain areas for Capricornia today with rain periods and a high of 24deg C in Rockhampton.

Tomorrow's forecast is for more thundery rain areas easing to isolated showers during the day and possible heavy falls on the coast.



What Rocky shoppers can expect when Aldi opens

premium_icon What Rocky shoppers can expect when Aldi opens

Aldi sheds light on what's happening with North Rocky site

Mothballed CQ mine operations prepare for production

premium_icon Mothballed CQ mine operations prepare for production

PRODUCTION set to recommence after agreement with Chinese processor

Weed war: Council wages battle on pests in local waterway

premium_icon Weed war: Council wages battle on pests in local waterway

After the floods brought invasive species, control efforts continue.

Local Partners