WHILE the deluge dropped down over Gladstone yesterday morning, meteorologists at The Bureau of Meteorology were sitting back in their Brisbane office watching the rain gauge rise.

"It was a bit of a race to see which location was going to hit a hundred millimetres first," Bureau meteorologist Kev Hutchins said.  

And Gladstone won the race, recording a massive 121mm at the airport since 9am yesterday.

Rockhampton came in second with slightly under 100mm, and Mackay was just behind, also at just under 100mm.

Mr Hutchins said he "wouldn't be surprised" if Gladstone copped a few showers today.

But he said that it's likely the end of heavy falls in the region, with storms expected to stay above Rockhampton.  

He said yesterday was the perfect storm scenario where we had a "nice convergent flow off the coast" along with an upper trough in the atmosphere.

"So that really applied the instability. There was cooler air in the atmosphere, and your hot air rose, and it all condensed into rain," he said. 



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