La Nina brings heavy rain

RECORD rain has fallen in parts of Central Queensland over the weekend, but the Gladstone region seems to have been forgotten by the rain gods.

Parts of Central Queensland received above 100mm due to a La Nina event hovering in the Pacific Ocean.

Rockhampton Bureau of Meteorology spokesman Brendan Bradford said some places had already recorded above average rain for September.

“This rain event has certainly kicked it (La Nina) off,” he said.

“The Central Highlands coal fields area received the highest amount of rain in the State for a 48-hour period.”

Mr Bradford said some 24-hour records and 48-hour records were broken.

Banana Shire Councillor Vaughn Becker said he had received reports some places in the Taroom area received over 100mm.

“The river at the moment is 6.5 metres and rising,” he said.

“It is causing some disruption to heavy vehicles.”

Mr Bradford said the outlook for the coming days included a chance of light rain in the northern part of the Capricornia, but generally for the cloud to clear today and some isolated showers in Rockhampton tomorrow.

Gladstone received the least amount of rain, recording 6mm.

Biloela recorded the highest confirmed amount of 86mm.



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