Wind whips airport but no damage seen

WIND gusts over 80km an hour were recorded at Rockhampton Airport yesterday afternoon but despite the big blow from two lines of storms, there were no reports of damage.

By 5pm yesterday, Rockhampton had received 17.4mm of rain.

According to the weather bureau, there are still active storm cells in the area and the unsettled conditions are expected to continue until the end of the week.

Where and when the rain may fall is anyone's guess but the bureau's observer, Damian Ousley said there was a chance of rain.

Yeppoon could expect an early storm tomorrow.

"There's a fair bit of moisture from the Indian Ocean feeding into the tropics, so the wet season has probably started," Mr Ousley said.

Although some heavy falls were experienced around Mackay and Moranbah on Saturday, Rockhampton airport only recorded 0.8mm.

Williamson, near Stage Bay recorded 49mm and 9.4mm fell on Marlborough.

There were no reports of damage to the west yesterday.

Central Highlands Council emergency management co-ordinator Glenn Bell said it had been difficult to judge the storms as the radar had been down.

"I believe there were some heavy falls at Bellaboo, but most of it passed north of Emerald" he said.

Rainfall to 6pm Sunday

Rockhampton 18.6mm

Yeppoon not recorded

Emerald 0.2mm

Blackwater 1.8mm

Thangool 15.6

Springsure 9.0mm

St Lawerence 20.2mm

Biloela 15.6mm



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