Ben Charles brings it home during the under-nine board event at the Yeppoon SLSC nippers carnival yesterday morning.
Ben Charles brings it home during the under-nine board event at the Yeppoon SLSC nippers carnival yesterday morning. Chris Ison

Nippers battle through wet weather

YESTERDAY'S wet weather failed to dampen the spirit of young Ben Charles.

Ben competed in challenging conditions in the under-nine board section at the Yeppoon Surf Lifesaving Club's nippers carnival.

And while he was always going to get wet in the sea, it was a challenge for anyone who was outdoors to stay dry.

It proved a wet day across the Rockhampton region.

About 80mm fell between 9am Saturday and 5pm yesterday at Yeppoon.

Elsewhere Rockhampton had 38mm in the same period, while Emerald had about 62.2mm and Clermont just below 100mm.

It appears the rain is likely to stay in the region for the next few days. The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast rain periods early today, easing to just a shower or two later on.

Weatherzone.com predicts between 55mm and 110mm through to Thursday.

Much of this rain is forecast for tomorrow and Wednesday.

Rockhampton's maximum temperatures are expected to be below 30 degrees during the week.

Meanwhile, the Bureau of Meteorology has issued a cyclone warning for Queensland communities in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

A tropical low was late yesterday hovering near Karumba and Normanton.

The bureau expects the cyclone to hit as a category one near Burketown tomorrow.



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