TORRENTIAL RAIN: Police Creek in Gladstone is on the rise.
TORRENTIAL RAIN: Police Creek in Gladstone is on the rise. Brenda Strong

Weather warnings cancelled following heavy rainfalls

Friday 12.30pm: ALTHOUGH there is no longer weather warnings for the region, residents are reminded to stay safe on the roads, with potholes a growing concern.

There are also a number of road closures.

Saturday looks to be overcast still with a 60% chance of rain and possible chance of thunderstorms.

Friday 9.30am: SEVERE thunderstorms are no longer occurring in Queensland.

Friday 7am: THE Gladstone region is no longer included in the flood warning issued by the Bureau of Meteorology.

At 6.48am on Friday an updated flood warning was made for coastal rivers and adjacent inland streams between Maryborough and the NSW border.

The severe thunderstorms warning for Fraser Island, Hervey Bay waters, Heron Island and possibly Lady Elliot Island, is still current.

Friday 6.30am: YOU could be mistaken in thinking recent weather patterns have been a promotion for the movie Noah.

The heavens have opened but it is predicted that the worst is already over.

However, a flood warning that was issued by the Bureau of Meteorology at 9.57pm on Thursday for coastal rivers and adjacent inland streams between Yeppoon and the NSW border is still current on Friday morning.

Rainfall totals up to 325mm were recorded across the warning area in the 24 hours to 9am Thursday, with the heaviest falls over coastal catchments between Yeppoon and Gladstone.

A 69mm of rainfall was recorded in one hour at Boyne Island at 2.55am.

Rainfall is expected to continue during Friday morning, gradually extending into the south east.

A severe weather warning for heavy rainfall remains current.

River level rises above the minor flood level are possible in the areas of heaviest rainfall.

Catchments that may be affected include the Calliope, Boyne, Baffle, Kolan, Cherwell-Burrum, Noosa, Maroochy, Mooloolah, Logan, Albert and Gold Coast rivers and creeks.

Tributaries of the Brisbane River may also be affected.

A minor flood warning is current for the Mary River catchment.

There was also severe thunderstorm warning issued at 6.12am on Friday warning that damaging winds and heavy rainfall may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours, which includes central Queensland.

Thunderstorms are forecast to affect Fraser Island, Hervey Bay waters, Heron Island and possible Lady Elliot Island.

Yesterday’s heavy rains caused local waterways to begin to swell.
Yesterday’s heavy rains caused local waterways to begin to swell.

With 196.4mm of rainfall recorded in the 24 hours from 10am Wednesday until 10am on Thursday, Gladstone residents are being reminded to stay safe on the roads, with potholes a growing concern.

On Wednesday night the SES responded to 12 call-outs in the Mt Larcom, Calliope and Boyne regions, mostly because of leaking roofs and structures.

Doug Savage from the Gladstone SES branch reminded community members to act with common sense.

"Look after your home's maintenance and take precautions to ensure your safety," he said.

While isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue until Sunday afternoon, the upcoming weekend of events remains unchanged.

Luka Kauzlaric


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