Heavy rain in the Gladstone region flooded the Boyne River on Australia Day.
Heavy rain in the Gladstone region flooded the Boyne River on Australia Day. Tom Huntley

More rain, damaging winds predicted on Saturday night

ANOTHER round of damaging winds and rainfall is set to lash the Gladstone coast tonight.

It's believed winds of 110km/h and more than 100mm of rain will hit the Capricorn Coast later this evening.

At 5.50pm Gladstone tides were recorded at levels of 2.64m, which are expected to peak in the next few hours.

The warning comes after Gladstone catchments recorded half the rainfall again on what was recorded yesterday.

Between 9am-6pm today Gladstone recorded 55.8mm of rainfall, compared to 107.2mm recorded between the same period on Friday.

Bureau of Meteorology weather forecaster Brendan Bradford said Gladstone residents should prepare for heavy rainfall in the next six hours.

"Due to ex-Cyclone Oswald we will continue to see heavy rainfall across the region," Mr Bradford said.

"Places like Agnes Water and 1770 have seen more than 100mm this afternoon. Agnes Water has seen 112mm and Bundaberg has seen 100mm."

And the wild weather will continue into the early hours of tomorrow, with rain clearing by late Monday.

"We are expecting to see fine conditions after that," Mr Bradford said.



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