Events cancelled as rain comes to Gladstone

RAIN was the unexpected guest at the weekend, delivering a healthy 38mm on Saturday.

The numbers were preceded by 5.2mm of rain on Friday.

The weekend rainfalls account for more than half of the rain received in Gladstone over the past 30 days.

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The rain left most sporting grounds unplayable and forced even the keenest sportsmen to abandon plans.

Cricket grounds were all out of action with all cricket matches being cancelled.

Softball was in the same boat, with Memorial Park riddled with puddles.

The monthly Beach Arts Music event at Tannum Sands also was cancelled, as was the Ulysses Toy Run and a car show at Repco.

Despite the downpour at the weekend, Awoonga Dam continues to sit comfortably at 90% capacity.

Thirty eight millimetres of rain has made little difference in the town's water supply, sitting at 38.77 metres and reaching 698,331mL in volume.

The dam was recording the same figures last week.

The forecast for Monday is for a very high (90%) chance of showers in the south of the region, and a medium (60%) chance elsewhere.

There's also the chance of thunderstorms, possible severe.

Gladstone is heading for a top of 31 degrees.



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