From left: Vincent Scriffignano, 10, Jamey Monteleone, 6, Bella Scriffignano, 6, and Gemma Monteleone, 8, escape Rockhampton’s wet weather for their new Christmas toy, the Nintendo Wii.
From left: Vincent Scriffignano, 10, Jamey Monteleone, 6, Bella Scriffignano, 6, and Gemma Monteleone, 8, escape Rockhampton’s wet weather for their new Christmas toy, the Nintendo Wii. ALLAN REINIKKA AR

Heavy rain for CQ

VINCENT Scriffignano and his sister Bella escaped Rocky’s wet weather for indoor games on their new Nintendo Wii with their cousins yesterday.

Heavy showers and the odd thunderstorm fell across Central Queensland yesterday, with the Bureau of Meteorology recording 33mm in Rockhampton from 9am to 6pm, and forecasting further heavy downpours today.

Rockhampton forecaster Mike Marrinan said with the upper level low-pressure system swirling off the coast between Rockhampton and Mackay, moderate to heavy rainfall was expected today with the chance of localised flooding over roads.

“Falls will continue for the rest of the week and into the weekend, but they are expected to become lighter and more isolated with most of the rainfall activity towards the coastal areas,” Mr Marrinan said.

Vincent said they had been playing out of the rain on their Wii since Christmas and his favourite game was sword fighting.

Yesterday afternoon they were getting ready for a swim in their pool during a quick break from the rain.

In Rocky, there was a further 6mm of rain recorded from the airport overnight Sunday and unofficial reports of much heavier rainfall in parts of North Rockhampton including Frenchville.

Other heavy rainfall 24 hours up until 9am yesterday included 24mm for Yeppoon, 23mm for Yaamba and 17mm at Stanwell.

There were unofficial reports of 30mm at Cawarral and Mr Marrinan said he received reports of 115-125mm from property owners in the Calliope area in the 24 hours up until 9am yesterday.

Meanwhile there were reports of 44mm in Mt Morgan 24 hours up until 6am yesterday and 79mm in Tungamull up until 8am.

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

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Falls from 9am-5.30pm yesterday:

  • Rockhampton: 33mm
  • Yeppoon: 2.4mm

Falls from 9pm Sunday to 9am yesterday:

  • Rockhampton Airport: 6mm
  • Yeppoon: 24mm
  • Stanwell: 17mm
  • Yaamba: 23mm
  • Emerald: 6mm
  • Clermont: 2mm


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