Dark clouds filled the skies over Rockhampton yesterday at 12.30pm.
Dark clouds filled the skies over Rockhampton yesterday at 12.30pm. MEGAN LEWIS Ml

Storms are music to residents ears

THE sound of heavy rain bashing down on our rooftops yesterday was music to the ears of Central Queensland.

The Rossmoya area bore the brunt of the stormy weather receiving a massive downpour of 85mm in just a few short hours yesterday.

The 85mm of rain was an unofficial report from a property owner in the area, who also said they received small hail during the afternoon.

At 1pm yesterday The Bureau of Meteorology issued a hail and flash flooding warning for the Rockhampton area.

The warning continued at 3.52 for the Rockhampton area and spread to cover Yeppoon, Marlborough, St Lawrence and Dysart.

At 5.10pm the warning was only current for Yeppoon, with most of the heavy rain passing the region around this time.

Rockhampton received 13.8mm and Yeppoon 21.2mm, according to the Bureau of Meteorology website at 4.30pm.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms with light to moderate winds are still predicted for today and tomorrow.

The showers should ease for the rest of the week, but more thunderstorms are predicted on Saturday. The region’s maximum temperature should stay in the low 30s.

Keep up-to-date with the latest weather information for Rockhampton.

WHERE IT FELL - Rainfall across the region yesterday from 9am to 5pm:

  • Baralaba – 19mm
  • Biloela – 24mm
  • Bouldercombe – 8mm (unofficial)
  • Cawarral – 13mm (unofficial reading)
  • Gladstone - 0.6mm
  • Mackay – 0mm
  • Rockhampton – 14mm
  • Rolleston – 5mm
  • Rossmoya – 85mm (unofficial reading)
  • Samuel Hill – 30mm
  • Yeppoon – 21.2mm


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