Makayla Denniss, 4, finds a puddle to stand in at Rockhampton’s Little Friends Childcare Centre yesterday.
Makayla Denniss, 4, finds a puddle to stand in at Rockhampton’s Little Friends Childcare Centre yesterday. Sharyn O'Neill

Summer to end with a big splash

YOUNG Makayla Denniss enjoyed splashing about in Rockhampton's rain yesterday.

The four-year-old, who attends the Little Friends Childcare Centre on Thozet Rd, was all smiles as she stepped into a big puddle.

Rockhampton had 18.8mm of rain between 9am and 9pm.

Most of Central Queensland's other regional centres avoided the heavier falls.

Rockhampton's rain should start to ease in intensity and frequency from today. However, isolated showers are forecast for the rest of the week and into the weekend.

With today being the last day of summer, Rockhampton has so far had a wetter than average season with a total of 414mm rainfall since the start of December, well up on the 375mm summer average recorded at the airport.

Meanwhile, latest Department of Environment and Resource Management information shows the Fitzroy River's salinity level at The Gap was 297 uS/cm on Monday.

For more weather information go to bom.gov.au/qld.

 

Where it fell

Bureau of Meteorology figures show CQ rainfall between 9am and 8pm yesterday included:

  • Rocky - 18.8mm
  • Mackay - 16.8mm
  • Gladstone - 4mm
  • Yeppoon - 1.6mm
  • Biloela - 0mm
  • Emerald - 0mm


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