After a drenching in some parts of the region on Monday, Central Queensland can look forward to better weather over the Easter break.
After a drenching in some parts of the region on Monday, Central Queensland can look forward to better weather over the Easter break. Chris Ison

Rain, rain, to go away

CENTRAL Queenslanders can look forward to sunnier weather over the Easter break following heavy rain in some parts of the region.

Predicted falls of up to 100mm in Yeppoon overnight on Monday did not eventuate.

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Mike Marrinan said the heaviest falls were between Tannum Sands and Baffle Creek.

Yeppoon copped almost 58mm in the 24 hours to 9am yesterday and there was also some heavy rainfall recorded south-west of Taroom.

Taroom recorded 86mm while Rockhampton recorded just 21.4mm.

Mr Marrinan said the region would not see so much rain this weekend, but could receive isolated showers.

Yesterday the rain cleared on the coast with Yeppoon recording just 0.2mm.

Saturday appears to be the best day to head outdoors with both the bureau and the Weather Channel predicting a fine day in Rockhampton.

BOM issued a flood warning for the Comet and Dawson and Comet rivers yesterday.

It said the Dawson River at Taroom continued to rise with moderate flooding expected overnight and could reach at least 6.5m.

Downstream rises were expected between The Glebe and Beckers with the flood level at Theodore expected to reach 10.5m.

The Comet River has predicted rises with minor to moderate flooding from Rolleston to Comet Weir.

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WHERE IT FELL

  • Rockhampton: 21.4mm
  • Yeppoon 57.8mm
  • Gladstone: 97.8mm
  • Biloela: 41.4mm
  • Emerald: 31.2mm
  • Taroom: 86mm

Source: Bureau of Meteorology 24 hours to 9am Tuesday



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