This is Lille(6) and Jake (4) from Bouldercombe. These guys were so excited to end there day playing in the mud puddles at there house after some much needed rain. - User Contributed
This is Lille(6) and Jake (4) from Bouldercombe. These guys were so excited to end there day playing in the mud puddles at there house after some much needed rain. - User Contributed

Parts of CQ region to get over 600mm in next 48 to 60 hours

9.15am: PARTS of Rockhampton turned into small lakes over night heavy after rain saturated the area.

More than 161mm of rain has fallen between 5.30pm yesterday and 8am today in Rockhampton.

About 1mm-a-minute fell between 6.50am and 7.15am today, Central Queensland weather forecaster Mike Griffin says.

The wet spell began about 5.30pm yesterday with light drizzle in the Capricorn region.

By 8.30pm moderate to heavy rain kicked in.

When many Central Queenslanders wiped the sleep from their faces, and stared outside the window, small ponds lay before their eyes.

Many North Rockhampton homes reported flash flooding from the overnight downpour.

It could be a wet Australia Day Mr Griffin says with more than 600mm of rain expected to fall in the next 48 to 60 hours in parts of Central Queensland.

"Expect some sort of flooding around Central Queensland rivers because they are expected to rise," he says.

"Residents should be concerned at this stage so be prepared."

7.30am: ROCKHAMPTON has received a good soaking over night, with the region receiving heavy, prolonged rainfall this morning.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, about 19mm fell on Rockhampton within an hour as of 7.20am.

It is believed there is localised flooding on the Peak Downs Highway at Nebo this morning.

There are reports of the southern part of Farm St is under water, along with parts of Alexandra St.

The rain has been welcomed by all, including Lillie and Jake (pictured) from Bouldercombe, who took up the opportunity to play in the puddles yesterday afternoon.

This photo of the pair was submitted via the Share a Photo system on this website.

The Morning Bulletin is keen for readers to use the same system to share their wet weather photographs over the coming days.

All photos submitted will be put into and online photo gallery for all readers to view.

Some will be published in the newspaper.



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