Rainfall gives residents reprieve

THE clouds finally gave way to rainfall yesterday afternoon and last night in Rockhampton to give locals a reprieve from the stifling humidity.

And the rain is set to continue today, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Showers and a possible thunderstorm have been predicted for the region.

The BOM has forecast showers and possible rain for tomorrow, but fine weather from Thursday, with the possibility of isolated showers near the coast.

Much of Queensland's Wide Bay and Burnett districts have had their heaviest downpour in decades, leading to serious flooding, according to weatherzone.com.au.

Maryborough and Kelly received 200mm in less than 24 hours.

Down south, the Bureau estimated there was a 50% chance a low pressure system over Double Island Point, south of Maryborough, would develop into a cyclone off Fraser Island.

Severe weather manager Vikash Prasad said there was a "weak" chance, but they would know more as the situation developed over the next 24 to 48 hours.

 

WHERE IT FELL

Over the weekend and yesterday:

  • Blackdown Tablelands: 18mm
  • Yaamba: 2mm
  • Rockhampton: 1.8mm
  • Stanwell: 9mm
  • Yeppoon: 11mm
  • Gladstone: 2mm


High speed, lots of cheers and even a few tears

High speed, lots of cheers and even a few tears

All of the emotion and hard work behind the Goldrush Hillsprint

Car well engulfed in fire outside CQ town, driver fled scene

Car well engulfed in fire outside CQ town, driver fled scene

The incident occurred around 5am this morning

Bushfire warning issued for blaze near Rockhampton

Bushfire warning issued for blaze near Rockhampton

UPDATE 10.30am: Nearby areas may be affected by a smoke haze

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