This photo was taken by Karen Ebert at Gracemere.
This photo was taken by Karen Ebert at Gracemere. Karen Ebert

Hail litters yards as storms hit

HAIL the size of 20 cent pieces littered Debbie Wakeling's Mount Morgan yard after Tuesday night's storm.

"It (storm) only lasted about half an hour but it was pretty scary, especially the lightning," she said.

Mt Morgan received 25mm of rain and hail in places.

Earlier in the day a storm dumped almost 60mm of rain in the Shoalwater Bay area.

Rockhampton's Bureau of Meteorology weather forecaster Mike Marrinan said Samuel Hill received 59mm and Williamson got 53mm

"As far as storms we shouldn't be seeing any more for the rest of the week but possibly some isolated showers at the coast but that's about it," Mr Marrinan said.

"It should be reasonably coolish as well over the New Year weekend from the south-easterly winds giving us a more average temperature."

Westwood received 15mm and only 0.8mm fell at Gracemere on Tuesday night.

Ergon Energy corporate communication manager Richard Finnila said 39 customers lost power at Mt Morgan due to Tuesday night's storm but were back online only a couple of hours later.

"Four houses at Westwood lost power also but power was restored quickly," Mr Finnila said.

Residents from the region snapped some great shots at Lammermoor and also at Gracemere.



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