Yeppoon Foreshore Pic John Fitzgerald
Yeppoon Foreshore Pic John Fitzgerald

Heaviest rainfall on radar now is between Yeppoon and 1770

5pm: MARLBOROUGH has recorded 61mm of rain in just six hours, up to 3.30pm.

At South Yaamba 67.4mm was recorded in a six-hour period and 61.2mm was recorded at a location just southwest of Clermont.

At 4pm, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Dylan was situated over land approximately 120 kilometres west of Moranbah, and is expected to continue moving west southwest and further inland while weakening.

The warning for the Central Coast and Whitsundays has been cancelled.

4.20pm: A FLOOD warning for the Fitzroy River has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology.

Heavy rainfall has been recorded over Prospect and Funnel Creeks and the upper reaches of the Connors River overnight Thursday causing river level rises and moderate flood levels at Mt Bridget.

River levels rises are expected downstream between Cardowan and Yatton during the weekend.

Minor flood levels expected at Yatton Saturday night with further rises to the moderate flood level possible.

4pm: CURRENTLY on the radar the heaviest rainfall is located on the coast and adjacent inland between Yeppoon and the Town of Seventeen Seventy.

At 3pm EST, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Dylan was situated over land about 115 kilometres west of Moranbah, and is expected to continue moving west southwest further inland while weakening.

Heavy rainfall with the potential to produce flash flooding may be experienced in parts of the Central Coast and Whitsundays district south of about Mackay, the Capricornia district and the Wide Bay district north of Bundaberg today. Rainfall totals could exceed 60mm in six hours.

Currently on the radar the heaviest rainfall is located on the coast and adjacent inland between Yepoon and the Town of Seventeen Seventy.

Locations which may be affected include Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Yeppoon, St Lawrence and Sarina.

Water levels peaked above the highest tide of the year between Cairns and Gladstone this morning. The water levels have now receded below the highest tide levels.

11.10am: ROCKHAMPTON'S Bureau of Meteorology observer Damian Ousley said the amount of rainfall expected throughout the region today would be from 25mm to 50mm.

Mr Ousley said flash flooding in Rockhampton was unlikely.

"There might be a bit of localised flooding but we'd need more rain than 50mm to cause that," he said.

"It will probably just run off throughout the day with the rain easing as the cyclone moves inland, west of Moranbah."

As of 7am this morning, 73.4mm had been recorded from yesterday and overnight.

"The cyclone has now gone over the coast, and weakened to a tropical low moving inland," Mr Ousley said.

"Showers will ease over the weekend."

Becky Bowen reckons the only damage the wind is doing is to her hair.
Becky Bowen reckons the only damage the wind is doing is to her hair.

10.15am: HERE are the latest reports of rainfall measures from readers.

Darlz Besgrove 9:39am - Almost 60 ml at the range/ Allenstown so far

Warren Mienert 9:32am - 118 ml @ 9:30am in Frenchville.

Suzette Byrnes Statham OReilly 9:12am - Very light showers only Banana.

John Newell 9:09am - 88 Cawarral

Sharron Payne 9:01am - 80mls Berserker.

Gayle Vea Vea 8:51am - 115ml koongal..

Cherith Weis 8:51am - Gracemere (off Johnson Road) - just tipped out 29mms. Still raining lightly.

Brad Hewett 8:44am - 80mm in berserker

Barb Muller 8:43am - Another 10ml in rain gauge since i emptied the 84 out at 6am....and its still raining! :)

Lou Shipway 8:34am - 75mm in Farnborough

Chantal Booth 8:33am - Lion mtn rd 18mm..........but methinks much of it missed the gauge being horizontal.

Susan Cunningham 8:22am - 89mm, Rockonia Road, 24 hrs

8.50am: ACCORDING to Rockhampton's Bureau of Meteorology, there are no signs yet that the Fitzroy River will flood.

Latest river heights show the Fitzroy is steady but is not expected to rise significantly today.

The Fitzroy River at Riverslea as of 7am was 1.11m, 2.29m below the bridge.      

8.20am: READERS are reporting rainfall measures in the 70 and 80mms in some parts and 125mm at Bungundarra since yesterday afternoon.

Darren Ireland 7:40am - about 48 ml Taranganba

Debbie Maclean 7:41am - Gauge overflowed before I could check but it holds 2 inches. Norman Gardens.

Erika Meehan 7:45am - 77 mm Bungundarra

Stephen Kydd 7:49am - 82 in Frenchville

Lauren Jensen 7:49am - Had 70mls in Kawana area in Rockhampton

Kym Bonisch 7:54am - 30mm Keppel Sands

Natalie Bowman 7:56am - So much my house is fricken leaking....

Karen Ferry 8:06am - 125 mm Bungundarra since yesterday arvo.

7.50am: THE tail end of Cyclone Dylan is impacting the Rockhampton region this morning.

Damaging winds, with peak gusts of about 100km/h, are expected about coastal and elevated parts of the Capricornia district, spreading inland to the northern Central Highlands and eastern parts of the Central West districts during today, along with heavy rainfall with the potential to lead to flash flooding. 

A high tide on the coast about 10am today will see road closures at various locations along the Capricorn Coast. Read more here.


At 4am EST, Tropical Cyclone Dylan, category 2, was situated over land approximately 35 kilometres south southeast of Bowen, and is expected to continue moving inland and transition to a vigorous tropical low today, with damaging winds and heavy rainfall likely on its southern side.

According the Bureau of Meteorology website, 60.4mm of rain has fallen on Rockhampton since 9am yesterday.

Residents have reported:

Bernadette Bunge 7:29am - 38mm Glenlee

Angela Hinds 7:30am - 60 mls barmaryee, yeppoon

Barb Muller 7:31am - 84ml in Mount Chalmers.

Daryl Jacobson 7:31am - Walterhall 23ml

Dan Toon 7:33am - 21ml in gracemere

Lisa Kilner 7:36am - 68mls Koongal



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