GLADSTONE had recorded 22 millimetres of rain in the hour to 4pm on Wednesday as a predicted weather system moved across the region.
Boyne Island recorded 27mm since 9am this morning while Awoonga Dam had 30mm since 9am.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning for central Queensland stating thunderstorms and rain areas will develop over the rest of the afternoon and become more widespread tonight.
Damaging wind gusts of around 110km/hr are also expected with thunderstorms.
Residents are urged to remain safe.