Steve Bishopric, of Nob Creek Pottery at Byfield, keeps an eye on the rain gauge after recording nearly 200mm over Monday night.
Steve Bishopric, of Nob Creek Pottery at Byfield, keeps an eye on the rain gauge after recording nearly 200mm over Monday night. Chris Ison

Potter's delight over wet weather

SOME received bucket loads, others got spots, but there's no doubt the forecast for a wet week has kicked in.

Nob Creek Pottery owner Steve Bishopric said 193mm fell in about four hours on Monday night at his Byfield property.

Yet, the Bureau of Meteorology website shows nearby Yeppoon received just 18mm in the 36 hours to 9pm yesterday.

Central Queenslanders have been warned to expect heavy rain throughout the week.

Bureau figures show that around Central Queensland, Clermont had the most rain yesterday with 75.4mm recorded at the airport.

Mr Bishopric said the rain came down quickly at Byfield.

"It was very isolated and very heavy.

"We had 193mm at the pottery here and it all fell in about four hours."

He said the creeks had gone down a bit by lunchtime yesterday, along with the flood way.

"The water was 1.5 metres over yesterday (Monday) at 4pm."

He said compared to last year, the rainfall was coming at the right time of year.

"It's lovely and the rainforest is really coming alive."

At Bouldercombe, Karlee McKay said they had 17mm up to 3pm Monday and 20mm to 5am yesterday.

The Morning Bulletin is looking for amateur weather observers to help us collect rainfall data across the region this week.

If you have a rain gauge and are willing to keep rainfall records, please contact the Bully on 4930 4251 or email kerri-anne.mesner@capnews.com.au.

 

Rain figures

According to the BoM website

Rockhampton - yesterday 14.2mm

Yeppoon - Monday 6.4mm, yesterday 13.6mm

Emerald - Sunday 29mm, Monday 5.6mm, yesterday 25.8mm

Clermont - Monday 5.8mm, yesterday 75.2mm

Baralaba - Monday 1.6mm, yesterday 6mm

St Lawrence - yesterday 17.6mm

 

For Twitter updates on the latest rain and flooding information, visit https://twitter.com/qldses



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